Month: February 2017

Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Award Nominee: HCA

As part of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we are thrilled to share our Mary Catherine Strobel Award Nominee for Corporate Volunteerism. This award pays tribute to businesses that have robust employee volunteer programs with high levels of participation and impact. The Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards recognize Middle Tennessee volunteers who give their time and talents …

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Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive Sets Record in its 8th Year!

In its 8th year, Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive set a record for the most funds raised – a total of $80,000 and counting has been raised to provide more than 320,000 meals to children, families and seniors struggling with hunger in Middle Tennessee. Throughout the past eight years, the drive has raised approximately $385,000, providing more …

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Grant Helps Fight Senior Hunger in Seven Counties

Twenty-one percent of food bank clients across Tennessee are seniors experiencing food insecurity. This means that more than 47,000 seniors in Tennessee are missing necessary nutrients critical to the unique conditions of aging. Many seniors must choose between paying for groceries or paying for prescriptions. Senior Hunger in Tennessee is a real and growing problem. …

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LifePoint Health is Committed to Improving the Well-Being of Our Community

LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, recently began a three-year partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee focused on creating healthier communities throughout the region. This innovative partnership will provide 1.1 million meals of fresh produce and help educate the public about the essential link between proper nutrition …

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Partner Agency Spotlight: Elevate Madison Ministries

Elevate Madison, a homeless care and life skills ministry, has been providing warm meals, computer training, job-skills, and financial counseling to the homeless, uneducated, and under-employed since 2009. Each week, Elevate feeds 150 people and opens the doors to its Computer Learning Center. Beth Vaughan shares, “Through these classes, we seek to demonstrate the love …

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Thank You for Ensuring Our Neighbors Eat Nutritiously!

Unfortunately, some of the healthiest foods — like fresh fruits and vegetables — are among the most expensive at the supermarket. For that reason, our neighbors with limited incomes often fill their baskets with cheap processed foods to make their grocery budgets stretch. With only a small Social Security check to depend on each month, …

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Boy Scouts will Collect Food from Homes for a One-Day Food Drive

Help the Boy Scouts of America fight hunger during their one-day food drive, Scouting for Food! Each year in February, the local Boy Scout troops in Middle Tennessee join together to collect as much food as possible to help feed our hungry neighbors. Participating is Easy! Scout units will distribute door tags and flyers Saturday, …

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