Extreme Weather Response

Cold Weather Response

During the winter months on nights when the temperature drops below 28°F, our outreach workers and volunteers canvass the city from 7 – 10:30 p.m. to do wellness checks, take survival supplies to those in encampments or on the streets, and help people access shelters. On these nights, in coordination with Nashville’s City-Wide Community Cold Weather Response Plan, we work to find the people left out in the cold, build relationships with them, and empower them to know their options to stay warm and alive. Winter outreach canvassing is focused on preventing exposure-related injuries, illnesses, and deaths.

How you can help during winter:

  • Volunteer with us during winter canvassing. You can email winter@opentablenashville.org if you’d like to receive emails about canvassing opportunities or follow us on social media for updates.
  • As we finalize our winter plans in coordination with the city’s plans, we will be creating a Winter Outreach Resource Guide and our Winter Survival Tips and Shelter Informational Guide to help you stay prepared to help anyone you see out in the elements.