Vine Branch Fellowship
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P.O. Box 267
Gladeville, TN 37071
Organization Details



Vine Branch Fellowship designs programs to equip individuals, families, seniors, and low-income groups with the tools to create healthier food options. VBF provides meals to uplift those going through difficult times. We seek to combat the growing concerns of diabetes, celiac, obesity, depression, and other chronic health illnesses. It creates opportunities with a centralized focus of connecting individuals and/or families with opportunities to assist those in need, through volunteering, and installing community gardens. VBF strives to connect the VINE of resources in communities to a BRANCH of individuals in need of assistance through FELLOWSHIP opportunities.


In 2001, Alex and Shene Scott committed their time and energy to serve their communities in youth ministry, as a firefighter, and as a teacher. Due to their passion to help others and the life-altering events they experienced performing their career responsibilities, they focused their attention on volunteering to assist those individuals and families they came in contact with.

In 2013, they, as well as their two children, experienced life-altering challenges within their family. Shene was stricken with severe food allergies that include gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts. Alex was experiencing issues with hypoglycemia. One child was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity and the other with Type 1 diabetes.

After experiencing these obstacles within their family, helping through volunteering, donating monetarily, and collecting resources for people in need only quenched their thirst on a small scale. The Scotts felt a strong desire to do more and share what they had learned through their life changes. The desire to help others on a larger scale brought about the inception of Vine Branch Fellowship in 2019. With the help of friends, family, and relationships established over 20 years, the Scott family has been helping others. Vine Branch Fellowship was created to focus on fellowship, promoting healthy lifestyles, charitable giving, and education programs in the local and surrounding communities.


VBF strives to impact individuals and families with programs that concentrate on the mind, body, and spirit. Our gardening and health programs are focused on impacting low to moderate-income individuals and families located in and around Wilson County, TN. in areas of health, education, and supplementation of the grocery bills.


Tennessee has ranked in the bottom third of public health in the nation for the last decade. In the state of Tennessee, 38 percent of adults and students are considered overweight or obese and 30 percent of the residents are reported to not have access to exercise opportunities. Eating an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise has led to a statistical increase in chronic conditions (high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar) and chronic illnesses (heart disease, stroke, and diabetes) in all age groups. Through gardening and nutrition education our programs provide the resources, education, and availability to fresh fruits and vegetables to help curb these statistics, assisting with producing a healthier Tennessee.

Service Categories

Primary Category: Food, Agriculture & Nutrition  - Nutrition 
Secondary Category: Education  -  
Tertiary Category: -

Areas Served

- Lebanon, TN
- Mt. Juliet, TN
- Gladeville, TN

TN - Wilson