Full Tummies, Warm Hearts

Full Tummies, Warm Hearts is an annual Thanksgiving food drive. Full Tummies began through the vision of a few women sitting around a table in conversation about our community. Members of the Patricia Hart Society women’s group launched the food drive to assist individuals and families in Williamson County who do not have the means to serve or enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

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How does Full Tummies, Warm Hearts work?

United Way corporate partners, as well as individuals and groups throughout the community, “sponsor” individuals and families. Sponsors donate food, time, and resources to provide food boxes to hundreds of (anonymous) families. Boxes include nonperishable food and gift cards for perishables, plus anything the sponsor would like to include, such as warm socks, games, treats, and holiday decorations. Volunteer drivers load and deliver the food boxes to local schools and nonprofits, who then pass on the boxes on to recipient individuals or families.

How many people were helped in 2019?

We’re grateful for all of the corporate and community sponsors and volunteers who generously gave their time and resources last year to provide 878 local families with a great Thanksgiving meal. This year, workplaces, civic groups, churches, schools, families, and individual supporters came together to help ensure 947 families (4,021 families members) celebrated the holiday with a “full tummy” and a “warm heart.”

We hope that you have a great Thanksgiving as well! Check out photos from this year’s Full Tummies, Warm Hearts efforts.


Contact Tricia Allison at tallison@uwwc.org or 615-771-2312.