Monthly Archives: February 2017

Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Award Nominee: HCA

Written on February 27, 2017 at 11:00 pm, by

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 Read More

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

Written on February 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm, by

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 Read More

Grant Helps Fight Senior Hunger in Seven Counties

Written on February 22, 2017 at 9:06 pm, by

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. Read More

You’re Feeding Neighbors, Young and Old

Written on February 21, 2017 at 10:40 pm, by

“Mama” Ann, 79, is well-known and well-loved at Faithworks, a Second Harvest Partner Agency in Mt. Pleasant. She visits every now and then when she and her husband, James, 84, need help with food. A staple, warm presence in the local community, Ann actually used to babysit one of the volunteers at Faithworks. Her expansive Read More

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

Written on February 21, 2017 at 10:37 pm, by

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 Read More

NEW! 2016 Annual Report Released

Written on February 15, 2017 at 10:01 pm, by

Every meal has a story. With every one of the 26 million meals provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in Fiscal Year 2016, there is a story of gratitude and hope. Each story begins with you because you made it all possible. You made a difference whether it was contributing funds, volunteering Read More

Partner Agency Spotlight: Elevate Madison Ministries

Written on February 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm, by

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 Read More

Thank You for Ensuring Our Neighbors Eat Nutritiously!

Written on February 8, 2017 at 10:50 pm, by

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, Read More

Louise Is Giving Thanks for You!

Written on February 8, 2017 at 10:50 pm, by

Louise, 82, just radiates positive energy. Although she’s endured some health issues and heartache over the years, you won’t likely hear her complain — she’d rather tell you about the moments that bring her joy, like baking her signature lemon pie. “When I get down and out, I make a pie,” Louise says with a Read More

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

Written on February 2, 2017 at 5:01 pm, by

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, Read More






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