Month: July 2018

School Pantry - Thank You

This School Pantry Is Stocked Because of You

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 …

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West Nashville Dream Center

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

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 …

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The Darden Foundation

The Darden Foundation Donates $24,000 to Fight Hunger

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 …

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Hero BackPack Program

You Help Feed Nashville’s Most Vulnerable Children

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 …

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