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Local Restaurants Rally in the Wake of This Weekend’s Tornado

Updated lists of restaurants, ways to help, and more

Jackie Gutierrez-Jones is the editor of Eater Nashville. She has over a decade of experience writing, editing, and leading content teams in the food, drink, travel, and tech space.

The December 9 tornado devastated several areas in Middle Tennessee with considerable damage to neighborhoods in Clarksville, Madison, Hendersonville, and Gallatin. In its wake, several local Nashville restaurants and those in surrounding communities have stepped up to provide meals, aid, and raise funds for those affected. If you have information on free meals, fundraising, clean-up efforts, and more for the affected areas, please let us know at This list will be updated as information comes in.

Edley’s will be setting up a crew at 2145 Nashville Pike on December 11 and 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide free pork sandwiches, chips, and water to first responders and those affected.

Duke’s will be donating all profits from its Music Video Monday night (December 11) to tornado relief in the form of new clothing it will purchase this week for those affected.

O’Charley’s Restaurant and Bar is providing free, warm meals to first responders from its location at 674 N Riverside Drive and will continue to do so until further notice. Also, beginning December 12, O’Charley’s food truck will be serving free meals to volunteers and community members at West Creek Elementary.

TailGate Brewery’s Hendersonville taproom recently got its power back and will be serving free cheese pizza slices from noon to 4 p.m. on December 11 and 12 for the community.

BYH Kitchen & Bar is opening their upstairs and side room as a space for people to gather and enjoy a cup of coffee. It’s also offering half-off meals for those without power.

Nashville Jam Co. is offering free breakfast to those in affected areas who are out of power and in need of a location to stay warm.

Bagel Shop is offering free coffee and Wi-Fi at its Donelson outpost for those affected.

All locations of Golly G’s are providing free coffee or a scoop of ice cream to first responders or volunteers helping with storm cleanup.

Puckett’s began providing support with food and water to first responders and those in need beginning Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Gallatin and Hendersonville areas.

Tater Headz is supporting Manna Cafe all week with food assistance. First responders and displaced individuals can stop by the cafe for a free meal starting Tuesday at 11 a.m.

The Thirsty Goat will be providing free, stress-free meals for the rest of the year to anyone affected by the storms.

Matt Alexander of the Porter Flea set up a GoFundMe to raise funds for NB Goods and Apple and Oak whose warehouses in Madison were destroyed during the storm.

Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and United Way of Greater Nashville are working together to raise funds for vital resources and on-the-ground support. Donate here.