September is Hunger Action Month – a time for communities and companies to partner together in the fight against hunger. Farm Bureau Health Plans is taking action to end hunger in our community during this challenging time for many of our neighbors.
It is projected that 1 in 8 Middle Tennesseans, including 1 in 7 children, are facing hunger because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As one of our longtime, hunger-fighting partners, Farm Bureau Health Plans is stepping up again as a Hunger Action Month sponsor and by funding Mobile Pantries – critical food distributions for our neighbors in need.
Recently, on Saturday, September 11, Farm Bureau Health Plans helped distribute more than 24,000 pounds of fresh produce, dairy items, and shelf-stable food to more than 208 households – totaling more than 568 people – at Columbia State Community College in Maury County. Second Harvest Mobile Pantries are large-scale, drive-thru distributions, where clients receive 1 to 2 weeks-worth of food.
Second Harvest is thankful for the support of Farm Bureau Health Plans as we continue our work of feeding hope and fighting hunger in Middle and West Tennessee.