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Taking Action in a New Town

New-to-Nashville, Volunteering Couple is Making an Impact in their Community Gini and Tim Hayes are no strangers to service. They had been donating their time to local organizations in Atlanta before relocating to Nashville a year and a half ago to be closer to their children and grandchildren. In an effort to get to know Read More

Keith Goodwin: “What I love most is helping people”

If you’ve been to our Nashville Distribution Center in the past year, then you’ve probably met Keith. He’s a regular Reception Support volunteer and assists our full-time receptionist with daily tasks like greeting visitors and answering incoming calls to the food bank. Since he started volunteering in March 2018, Keith has already logged over 200 Read More

Linda McCafferty: “It is a need to serve”

With over 30 years of medical experience, Dr. Linda McCafferty has seen hunger up close. She’s seen patients who have to choose between filling their prescription and filling their pantry, whose poor nutrition only feeds their chronic illnesses, and who have suffered adverse emotional and mental effects from being food insecure. These first-hand experiences fuel Read More

Discovery Place: “The work is going to a great cause”

Discovery Place is one of our most consistent volunteer groups, but they’re also one of the most unique.      Located about 35 miles from our Nashville distribution center, Discovery Place is an addiction recovery program for men. “Being in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction comes with learning how to be of service to our Read More

Andreas Ritchie: “I know that I made a difference”

If Andreas is in the warehouse, you know it. It doesn’t matter if he’s sorting food, filling BackPacks, or packing Emergency Food Boxes, Andreas’ joyful personality and enthusiasm for our mission are hard to miss. After donating financially for years, Andreas came to our Nashville distribution center for an event. Seeing our operations up close, Read More

Volunteerism: A ‘labor of love’ for Barbara Turner

For the past 25 years, Barbara Turner has donated her time, energy, and resources to ending hunger in Middle Tennessee What started as a simple way to get involved at her children’s school quickly turned into a passion for Barbara Turner. Barbara’s children all collected food for elementary school food drives. The collected food was Read More

David Hastings: It’s My Obligation To Give Back

After retiring, David Hastings knew it was time for him to give back to the community that had given him so much.  David Hastings loves Middle Tennessee. “I was born here, grew up here, had a career here, raised my family here, so I am very intrenched in the community,” David said. For 21 years, Read More

Feeding Hope with Marian Eidson

In her six years working at Second Harvest, Marian Eidson, has volunteered at feeding sites countless times, but it’s her first Mobile Pantry that had the biggest impact. Read on to learn why this hot morning in West Tennessee is one she will never forget.  It was my first Mobile Pantry as a new Second Read More

Pete Nebhut: How Can I Help?

THIS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH, WE THANK PETE NEBHUT, ONE OF OUR LONGEST-SERVING VOLUNTEERS FOR HIS DEDICATION TO OUR MISSION. Pete Nebhut’s favorite thing about working at the food bank is that he can’t be fired. The 84-year-old Nashville native is one of our longest-serving volunteers, yet his contributions go above and beyond what we normally Read More

Mary Beth Pacsi: It’s My Turn to Give Back

This Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’re celebrating one of our most passionate volunteers, Mary Best Pacsi. The day after she retired, Mary Beth Pacsi knew she had to find something to fill her new-found time. A few weeks later, she was at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee seeing how she could contribute to our Read More






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