Teresa was working as a receptionist until debilitating arthritis left her unable to work. The 56-year-old and her husband, who is also disabled, depend on Social Security and disability benefits to make ends meet, all while raising their young grandson. Money is tight most months and the family often struggles to afford both bills and grocery costs.
Fortunately, the family was able to receive help from a Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Mobile Pantry at the Woodbury United Methodist Church in Cannon County. At the large scale, mobile food distribution, upwards of 250 families left with trunks full of fresh produce, dairy items, baked goods, frozen protein, and shelf stable items – enough groceries for one to two weeks.
“Thanks to all those who do this for us,” said Teresa.
Programs like this are made possible by the generosity of partners like Delta Air Lines. As a longtime Second Harvest supporter, Delta Air Lines is feeding hope this holiday season for the estimated 1 in 6 of our Middle and West Tennessee neighbors – including 1 in 5 children – facing hunger.
“Giving back is at the core of our culture at Delta,” said Tad Hutcheson, Managing Director – Community Engagement, Delta Air Lines. “Our support of Second Harvest and their mission to feed people greatly aligns with our commitment to support the communities where our people live, work, and serve.”
Join Delta Air Lines and Second Harvest in ensuring the children, families, and seniors who are food insecurity in our community get the help they need. Together we are feeding hope and sighting hunger across Middle and West Tennessee.