Monthly Archives: March 2016

Our Farm to Families Partners Get Ready for Spring!

Written on March 25, 2016 at 4:09 pm, by

This is a guest post by Betsy Aho, Farm to Families Coordinator. Our Farm to Families program engages local farmers, community volunteers and our Community Partner Agencies to support those struggling with hunger in Middle and West Tennessee. Check out our new Farm to Families volunteer opportunities posted on our website here.  You may think that with long nights, short Read More

Thank You for Helping Our Elderly Neighbors

Written on March 23, 2016 at 9:11 pm, by

Addie is a soft-spoken woman who suffered a stroke about a year ago. While she’s mostly recovered, she’s found she’s not able to get around as easily as she used to. Because of her health condition, she’s now disabled and walks with the help of a cane. She says that even if her fixed income Read More

This March, Savor the Flavor Eating Right

Written on March 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm, by

In honor of National Nutrition Month, this is a guest blog post from our Registered Dietitian, Caroline Pullen. Learn more about a day in the life of our on staff RD here. March is National Nutrition Month® and this year’s theme is “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right.” According the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “This Read More

Wells Fargo Fights Senior Hunger

Written on March 21, 2016 at 9:20 pm, by

About two and a half years ago, Reed Kelly, a manager at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, was looking for a community service project that fit two criteria. First, he needed to find an organization with a mission that his company could support financially. Second, this organization needed to offer plenty of engaging opportunities for his Read More

Hungry Seniors Have Healthy Food, Thanks to You

Written on March 16, 2016 at 9:15 pm, by

Nancy is excited to be one of the many clients visiting the food distribution today at Macon Helps in Lafayette in Macon County. She saw several bunches of ripe bananas, and she can’t wait to take a few home, where she’ll use them to make fresh banana bread and other baked goods. Nancy first heard about this Second Harvest partner food pantry through an ad on Read More

Happy National Registered Dietitian Day!

Written on March 9, 2016 at 4:50 pm, by

IN HONOR OF NATIONAL REGISTERED DIETITIAN (RD) NUTRITIONIST DAY AND AS PART OF NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH®, WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING OUR OWN RD, CAROLINE PULLEN Meet Caroline, Pullen, RD. Caroline joined the food bank last August as our on staff Registered Dietitian. She works to ensure that our partners and the children, seniors and families we serve are informed Read More

Piedmont Natural Gas Awards $100,000 to our Sweet Potato Rescue Initiative!

Written on March 8, 2016 at 9:06 pm, by

We are thrilled to announce that The Piedmont Natural Gas Foundation has awarded the Environmental Stewardship and Energy Sustainability grant to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for our sweet potato rescue initiative. The $100,000 grant will fund the distribution of 320,000 pounds of sweet potatoes to individuals and families struggling with hunger through Second Harvest’s partner Read More

Friends of the Food Bank Volunteer, Have a Beer and Help Spread the Love

Written on March 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm, by

Thanks to our Friends of the Food Bank group for a great night giving back! This week, more than 40 young professionals came together for a happy hour that gave back.  The group worked hard, sorting 7,704 lbs of food that had been rescued from local groceries. Afterwards, they relaxed and enjoyed sips and snacks of Read More

Partner Agency Spotlight: The Care Center

Written on March 1, 2016 at 8:45 pm, by

The Care Center has been serving the Cookeville community since 1991. It got its start when church member Jim Phillips was moved by conference speaker Adrian Rogers’ words, “If you are not doing something to feed the hungry, you are not doing God’s work.” Thus, with support from five churches – Stephens Street, First Baptist, Read More






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