Monthly Archives: May 2017

Second Harvest Announces Summer Food Service Program Sites for 2017

Written on May 31, 2017 at 2:25 pm, by

In pursuit of our mission to feed hungry people, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is sponsoring the 2017 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered in Tennessee by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are Read More

An Ode to Otha Returns with Music, Food & Fun!

Written on May 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm, by

Every year, Nashvillian Bill Ramsey hosts a birthday bash honoring musician Otha Turner with music, food and fun! The event celebrates Otha Turner’s lifetime of music and his legacy. This year, the block party will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 2 – 9 p.m., rain or shine! A $30 donation is requested at Read More

Thank You for Ensuring Children Are Fed

Written on May 23, 2017 at 7:12 pm, by

As you’re well aware, children who depend on school meal programs are at an increased risk of hunger during the summer months because they lose access to these vital programs. This summer, your gifts are being used to fill the plates of children like Keyvonta, 8, with balanced meals. Keyvonta lives with his little brother, Read More

Publix Shoppers Provide Food for All

Written on May 22, 2017 at 3:04 pm, by

Second Harvest is always grateful for the support from our partners in the food industry and their commitment to fighting hunger. Today our friends at Publix Super Markets delivered a check for $176,549.47 from their annual “Food For All” campaign, during which they invite customers and associates to make a donation to the fight against hunger Read More

Our Neighbors in Big Sandy Are Giving Thanks for You

Written on May 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm, by

Big Sandy is a community of around 540 people a couple hours west of Nashville. One of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s Partner Agencies — Big Sandy Christian Community Outreach Center (CCOC) — provides nutritious food for about a third of the town’s population. Through its partnerships with organizations like Second Harvest, the Read More

Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hunger Relief

Written on May 18, 2017 at 6:55 pm, by

Elizabeth Smith, known by many as “Punky,” was a devoted supporter of Second Harvest’s work for more than 20 years. Each year she expanded her financial partnership, through gifts of stock and support of children’s feeding programs, which she deemed “the best cause in Nashville.” She also regularly volunteered her time at Second Harvest to Read More

Your Gifts Fuel Kids’ Success!

Written on May 18, 2017 at 6:50 pm, by

The alarming reality is that even short periods of time without access to consistent nutrition can have long-term negative effects on a child’s health and well-being. Mariano Hayes, recreational leader at Easley Community Center, understands this challenge all too well. “It’s pretty close to being a food desert out here, so a lot of kids Read More

Generous Helpings Brings Together Local Favorites to Fight Hunger

Written on May 18, 2017 at 5:47 pm, by

This year’s Generous Helpings, sponsored by Kroger, brought together 30 local restaurants and raised over $92,000 for Second Harvest’s grocery rescue program, Middle Tennessee’s Table. There was something for everyone, with sweet and savory dishes (not to mention wine and craft beer) distributed across two floors of Nashville’s downtown City Winery. Attendees were treated to a first taste Read More

O’Charley’s Presents Stars for Second Harvest and Hosts Fundraising Initiative

Written on May 15, 2017 at 8:25 pm, by

O’Charley’s Restaurants, founded in Nashville in 1971, is giving back to Second Harvest in more than one way this summer, by offering a unique donation initiative in its stores and also by continuing its support of the Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert. Guests dining at 23 participating O’Charley’s restaurants in the Middle Tennessee area from May Read More

Help us Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday May 13

Written on May 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm, by

Help us Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday, May 13, 2017, by joining America’s letter carriers in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. The food drive, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, provides around 30 percent of Second Harvest’s annual food drive Read More






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