Music City Center Donates to the Nashville Food Project

Donation to Benefit More Than 20 Groups.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City Center, in partnership with Sodexo Live! and Nestlé, donated 150 gallons of soup to The Nashville Food Project today.

Affectionately known as “The Big Soup,” the donation will provide 1,500 servings of chicken noodle soup, supporting more than 20 community groups that partner with The Nashville Food Project in the greater Nashville area.

On Tuesday, the soup was freshly prepared and chilled in the Music City Center kitchen by the facility’s culinary team. Nestlé provided seven cases of base ingredients, and Music City Center provided the other ingredients, as well as bowls and spoons. The 30-gallon buckets used to transport the soup were picked up by The Nashville Food Project on Wednesday.

“We are extremely fortunate to partner with such amazing organizations and give back to our community in this way,” said Music City Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Starks. “By combining our talents and resources, we’re able to better serve our neighbors in need, and we’re proud to do so.”

“Every day, The Nashville Food Project works to ensure all of our neighbors have access to the food they want and need,” said The Nashville Food Project Chef and Director of Meals Bianca Morton. “Thanks to Music City Center, Sodexo Live!, and Nestlé, we can share good food with thousands across our city.”

This is the second year for “The Big Soup” collaboration with The Nashville Food Project. In September 2021, Music City Center and its partners donated another 150 gallons of soup to the non-profit organization and its mission of alleviating hunger in Nashville.

To view a video of “The Big Soup” preparation and donation, visit the Music City Center YouTube channel at

About the Music City Center

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City Center (MCC) is a 2.1 million square foot convention center with more than 353,000 square feet of exhibit hall space, two ballrooms, 60 meeting rooms, and a covered parking garage with 1,800 spaces. The mission of MCC is to create significant economic benefit for the greater Nashville area, while focusing on community inclusion, sustainability, and exceptional customer service, through conventions, trade shows, and community events.