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Metro Food Fight

For the past five years, Mayor Karl Dean has challenged Metro government to a city-wide food drive,Second Harvest Food Bank"Metro Food Fight", to help Middle Tennessee's Second Harvest Food Bank. Each year during the holiday season the food drive helps with the Feeding Hope Challenge holiday food drive, feeds hungry people and is also a healthy competition between departments with the goal to win the prestigious “Mayor’s Cup” for the most poundage of food collected.

Food Fight 2013

The Metro Food Fight 2013 took place from November 6th through November 22nd. This food drive collected a total of 122,066 pounds of food which will provide over 101,721 meals for Nashville families. Congratulations and thank you to all the departments that participated in meeting the growing needs of hunger in our community.

Winning Departments:

General Government: Arts Commission
Public Safety: Metro Fire Department
Public Participation: Metro Transit Authority.

Mayor’s Office vs. Governor’s Office Challenge: the trophy remained in the Mayor’s Office.

The winning department(s) in each of these three categories was determined by the amount of pounds raised per person in the department.

 See the totals for the 2013 Metro Food Fight

The following departments raised 10% more in 2013 compared to last year's food drive:

Arts Commission
Assessor of Property
Codes Administration
Criminal Justice Planning Unit
Department of General Services
District Attorney’s Office
General Sessions Court
Historical Commission
Justice Integration Services.
Juvenile Court Clerk
Metro Public Health Department
Metropolitan Clerk
Office of Emergency Management
Police Department
Public Works Department
Social Services
Public Defender’s Office

Food Fight 2012

The Mayor’s fourth annual competitive food drive in 2012 was a huge success. Metro met the goal to raise at least 10 percent more food donations than last year by bringing in DOUBLE 2011's totals with 125,686 pounds of food compared to last year’s 62,503 pounds. According to Second Harvest Food Bank, this will feed over 98,000 meals.

Winning departments included: (Note: The winners were selected by total number of average pounds per person for each department, which included both canned goods, virtual donations, and monetary donations):

General Government: Circuit Court Clerk
Police vs. Fire: Metro Fire Department
Public Participation: Metro Transit Authority

Mayor’s Office vs. Governor’s Office Challenge: the trophy returned to the Mayor’s Office.

See the totals for each competing department.

2012 food fight winners pic

Food Fight 2011

The Mayor’s third annual competitive food drive in 2011 brought in 62,503 pounds, providing over 48,830 meals. This is 11 percent more than 2010's total raised of 52,725 pounds (40,000 meals). Winning departments included:

General Government: Metro Planning Commission
Police vs. Fire: Metro Nashville Police Department
Public Participation: Metro Transit Authority

Mayor’s Office vs. Governor’s Office Challenge : the trophy went to the Governor's Office.

food fight 2011 winners pic

Food Fight 2010

The Mayor’s second annual competitive food drive in 2010 brought in over 52,725 pounds which fed over 40,000 meals. Winning departments included:

General Government: Metro Planning Department
Police vs. Fire: Metro Fire Department
Public Participation: Office of Emergency Management

Mayor’s Office vs. Governor’s Office Challenge : Mayor's Office