Monthly Archives: July 2018

Southern Branch Opens in Rutherford County

Written on July 31, 2018 at 3:16 pm, by

In an effort to better serve those facing hunger in Middle Tennessee, we are excited to announce the opening of our Southern Branch! Last Thursday, we strengthened our commitment to our mission and the people we serve by opening a Southern Branch in Rutherford County. This 86,000 square-foot distribution center will house food bank operations Read More

This School Pantry Is Stocked Because of You

Written on July 29, 2018 at 8:00 am, by

The school pantry at Tusculum Elementary is the main reason some students go to sleep with full stomachs. “We had children sneaking food from the cafeteria before because they were so hungry,” said Rebecca Hulse, family involvement specialist at Tusculum Elementary School in Nashville. “We realized on weekends they weren’t getting food unless we were Read More

Kids at West Nashville Dream Center Have Fuel to Focus on Their Futures

Written on July 26, 2018 at 8:00 am, by

A healthy meal today could mean a brighter future tomorrow for food-insecure children. After school each weekday, students can sit down to a full, healthy meal at the West Nashville Dream Center. Darah Kerpka runs the Kids Cafe program at the center, supported by a partnership between Preston-Taylor Ministries and Second Harvest. She said it’s Read More

The Darden Foundation Donates $24,000 to Fight Hunger

Written on July 23, 2018 at 12:03 pm, by

We recently received a generous gift of $24,000 from The Darden Foundation to support our hunger fighting efforts in Middle and West Tennessee. The Darden Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Darden Restaurants, the group behind Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse. For the past six years, the foundation has worked with Feeding America and its Read More

You Help Feed Nashville’s Most Vulnerable Children

Written on July 20, 2018 at 11:07 am, by

Our BackPack program provides relief and stability to thousands of homeless children in Nashville. For children without a stable home, your generosity makes a significant difference. Catherine Knowles sees your gifts in action firsthand: She’s the homeless education program coordinator at Metro Nashville Public Schools. Catherine’s office reaches about 3,400 kids with clothing, referrals, and Read More

Feeding Hope with Anne Holt and News 2

Written on July 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm, by

Anne Holt and News 2 WKRN have championed our mission to fight hunger for more than 35 years! News 2 WKRN first took up the fight against hunger more than 35 years ago. Anne Holt, news anchor at the time, remembers learning about our efforts and joining the cause as spokesperson for the station’s Food Read More

Spring Events Will Provide Over 1.5 Million Meals For Those In Need

Written on July 2, 2018 at 11:17 am, by

Spring is always a busy time of year at the food bank, and 2018 was no exception! Whether you joined us in Nashville for Stars for Second Harvest or in Huntingdon for Shooting Hunger West, there were plenty of ways to get out in our community this spring and support our mission. Altogether, our spring Read More






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