There was an article posted HERE regarding this, here's the text from that article, I am loving that they are donating filet mignon and gourmet cheeses to the Rescue Mission! Those regulars are going to have a surprise in store for them!:
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center announced Tuesday that they have donated tens of thousands of pounds of perishable frozen and refrigerated food to Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief to assist with their emergency feeding response in the local Nashville community
The donated food was purchased by Gaylord Opryland for a conference of more than 1500 attendees scheduled for three days of events at Nashville’s largest convention center. Some of the other food, for example, was donated by the restaurants and other parts of the resort not impacted by the flooding.
The donation was made to the Tennessee Baptist Disaster Relief Group that will use the food items to feed thousands of meals to local citizens, evacuees and volunteers that are assisting in the disaster response across Middle Tennessee.
“Making something good out of a natural
“It is uplifting to all of our STARS (employees) to be able to give something to the community during this challenging time,” said Pete Wiein, Senior Vice President, Gaylord Opryland Resort. “The donation adds a little sweet spot to the bitterness that has covered the hotel and the city the past few days.”
“Our incredible banquets and restaurant teams volunteered to help load the meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit into the refrigerated trucks provided by the TN Disaster Response Group,” said Vincent Dreffs, Director of Catering and Operations, Gaylord Hotels. “It has been a pleasant diversion and now it is back to work.”
Tennessee shelters can also expect to receive a shipment of unique food items such as gourmet cheeses, filet mignon, lobster and fresh produce.