Monthly Archives: March 2018

Lessons That Last

Written on March 23, 2018 at 8:40 pm, by

Nutrition lessons provide at-risk students with food for today and knowledge for tomorrow. It’s an overcast day in Nashville, but despite the dreary weather, a group of Tusculum Elementary School students are a buzz with laughter and conversation as they file into the cafeteria. These young students are enrolled in our Kids Cafe program, which provides them Read More

Discussing Health and Hunger with LifePoint

Written on March 20, 2018 at 3:30 pm, by

A nutritious diet is essential if you want to live a long, healthy life. However, for the one in eight people facing hunger in Middle Tennessee, accessing fresh produce, calcium-packed dairy, and protein-rich meats is a challenge. Less expensive alternatives are often low in nutrients and can have harmful effects on their long-term health. In Read More

Feeding Hope with John Rich

Written on March 16, 2018 at 4:34 pm, by

Now a long-time supporter of Second Harvest, the country music star shares how his childhood was affected by hunger. You don’t have to explain the importance of a food bank to John Rich. He knows. Growing up in Amarillo, Texas, his father worked three to four jobs to provide for Rich and his three siblings. Read More

Feeding Hope with Debbie Mayberry

Written on March 12, 2018 at 8:25 pm, by

Debbie Mayberry is a retired teacher, but every afternoon, you can find her in McMurray Middle School’s cafeteria with a lunch table full of students. Debbie runs the school’s Kids Cafe, a program that provides students with meals, snacks, and nutrition education throughout the school year and summer months. After over seven years as the site Read More

Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive Has a Record-Breaking Year

Written on March 5, 2018 at 7:39 pm, by

Ms. Cheap’s yearly Penny Drive raises nearly $87,000! In its biggest fundraising year to date, Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive collected an incredible $86,939 for children, families, and seniors struggling with hunger in Middle Tennessee. This year’s grand total surpassed last year’s by over $1,600 and will provide more than 340,000 meals to those in need. Read More

Eat This, Not That

Written on March 2, 2018 at 8:00 am, by

An easy guide to making healthier choices at the grocery store. Eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated. It can be as simple as making smarter choices at the grocery store by opting for the more nutritious version of foods you already eat. In honor of Nutrition Month, Abi Hughes, a registered dietician at Second Harvest Read More






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