Month: March 2016

Our Farm to Families Partners Get Ready for Spring!

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 …

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Hungry Seniors Have Healthy Food, Thanks to You

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 …

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Happy National Registered Dietitian Day!

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 …

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

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 …

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

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 …

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