Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is proud to support local agriculture. The Farm to Families program engages local farmers, community volunteers, and our Partner Agencies to support those struggling with hunger in Middle and West Tennessee. We are inspired by the resurgence of small farmers in Middle and West Tennessee, and have designed this initiative to benefit our local farmers while increasing the production and consumption of local, sustainable food in our community.
In FY20, more than 18,100 pounds of food were grown through the Farm to Families program. Volunteers donated 1,605 hours to help plant, care for, and harvest that food, which was then distributed to Second Harvest’s clients.