Monthly Archives: January 2016

Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written on January 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm, by

Last weekend, we joined together with local government officials, college students and community volunteers to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a four-day volunteer sort-a-thon. Beginning Friday, January 15th through Monday, January 18th, we hosted special volunteer opportunities to make it easy for groups, families and individuals to spend a day in service and celebrate the legacy of Read More

Ms. Cheap Wants Your Pennies to Fight Hunger!

Written on January 17, 2016 at 9:00 am, by

The Ms. Cheap Penny Drive is in full swing and we were delighted to read about how some dedicated participants are getting creative about collecting. In Ms. Cheap’s recent article for the Tennessean, she shares some inspiring penny drive stories: Diane Bringht, who greets and seats customers at the White Bridge Road Waffle House has posted Read More

Partner Agency Spotlight: Giles County Help Center

Written on January 10, 2016 at 8:37 pm, by

The Giles County Help Center opened June 28, 1991 and is located at 314 North First Street in Pulaski, TN. During the late 1980’s, people within the Giles County community, who needed food and utility assistance, would go from church to church seeking help. Pastors from several local churches met to assess how they could Read More

Second Harvest Food Bank wins 2015 NEXT Award for Social Enterprise and Sustainability

Written on January 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm, by

We are thrilled to share that Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN was again recognized for our distinguishing work last week at the 2015 NEXT Awards! The annual NEXT Awards were developed by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to spotlight the companies and individuals whose drive and entrepreneurial Read More

A Grandmother Says Thank You

Written on January 6, 2016 at 8:59 pm, by

Christine is helping raise her three grandchildren — Shawn, Jordan and Christie. Originally from South Africa, Christine is proud to call Middle Tennessee home after living here for many years. No grandmother wants to see her grandbabies go hungry – but keeping nutritious food in the house isn’t always easy. Her daughter, the kids’ mom, Read More

Nashville Public Library Food for Fines

Written on January 6, 2016 at 5:18 pm, by

You can start the New Year off with a clean slate! Eliminate your library overdue fines by donating canned goods & other foods during the Nashville Public Library Food for Fines food drive! The drive will take place January 9 – 17, 2016, at all Nashville Public Library locations. Library members will get $1 in current fines* waived for Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Weekend Sort-A-Thon

Written on January 6, 2016 at 4:58 pm, by

Honor Martin Luther King, Jr. by making the commitment to give back! Celebrate this weekend of service with us at the food bank. We are hosting special volunteer opportunities for families, individuals and groups.  Sign up today! (Note: some sessions are full) FAMILIES (Ages 6+) Sunday, January 17: 2 pm – 4 pm Monday, January 18: Read More






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