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4 of Our Hunger-Fighting Programs You Don’t Know About

When you think of a food bank, images of school food drives and canned food probably pop into you head. Although you’re not wrong—donations from local food drives and non-perishable items are essential in serving our hungry neighbors—you don’t have the full picture. At Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, we go beyond traditional Read More

Nashville Seniors Are Healthier Because of You

Anna raised three children and is a proud grandmother of 12 — she works hard to stay as healthy as possible for her family. That’s why she’s so thankful for you and the nutritious food you make available to her. “It’s good nutrition,” she says of the fresh food she receives from the Second Harvest Read More

Seniors on Fixed-Incomes Depend on You

For individuals and families living on fixed incomes, one added expense can mean the difference between eating that day…or not. That’s why Tennesseans like Sherry are so thankful for you. “If you need new tires, or have to go to the doctor —anything like that — you don’t have the extra money to do it,” Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

We Took on the SNAP Challenge

Over a million Tennessee residents rely on SNAP benefits to eat. To better understand how the program works and what it’s like to live off of SNAP, a group of our food bankers took part in the SNAP Challenge. The Challenge For three days, participants could only spend $8.28 on food per person per day. That includes Read More

The Produce Truck Is Now Rolling In Davidson County

The Produce Truck brings fresh, nutritious food to thousands of hungry families in Davidson County. We’d like to formally introduce you to the newest member of our hunger fighting fleet—The Produce Truck! The Produce Truck travels around Davidson County bringing fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, milk, eggs, and other perishable items directly into food-insecure neighborhoods. For Read More

One Family Proves That Giving Back Is as Important as Receiving

To show their gratitude, Lisa and her son volunteer at the very food bank they receive groceries from. Lisa wants you to know that your gifts have inspired her and her family – even as they receive your gifts of food, they are looking for ways to give what they can to others. “[You] helped Read More

Greenhouse Ministries Restores Hope to a Murfreesboro Family

A Murfreesboro mother could feed her three sons, because of your support. It’s tough to make ends meet during big life transitions. Tekki and her three children recently relocated from Mississippi to Tennessee, meaning Tekki had to give up a job she’d had for 15 years. During that lapse in steady income, Tekki still tried Read More






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