East Nashville Cooperative Ministry (ENCM) is a Christian, ecumenical ministry organized for the purpose of improving the health and welfare of the residents of the East Nashville Community.
ENCM envisions a Nashville where citizens’ needs—spiritual, educational, economic, mental, physical, and emotional—are holistically met and neighborhoods are enabled to thrive. We contribute to this vision with food, clothing and education.
ENCM is a 501c3 non-profit, interdenominational organization, which is currently supported by several dozen faith communities and hundreds of individuals. This support enables us to serve as a “safety-net” and a “developer.” As a safety-net we help the elderly, poor, disabled, unemployed, and disadvantaged with emergency food assistance and emergency access to clothing. As a developer, we work to empower community well-being through food security. We educate on matters of food production and consumption and grow, glean, and reclaim fresh whole foods for allocation in impoverished communities.