First Tennessee donates time and resources in honor of Hunger Action Month.
More than 360,000 men, women and children in Middle and Western Tennessee face hunger every day. That’s a big number, but if we all take just one action to help a neighbor, friend, family member or co-worker who is food insecure, we can end hunger one helping at a time.
Which is why First Tennessee is once again partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee this September for Hunger Action Month – a time when food banks across the country come together with their hunger-fighting partners to bring awareness to food insecurity and urge their communities to take action in the fight against hunger.
This August, First Tennessee took action by hosting a Mobile Pantry at the Lighthouse Fellowship Church in Joelton. First Tennessee employees donated their time and every distributing more than 24,000 meals to nearly 200 families in need.
Mobile Pantries are large-scale, one-day distributions in which nutritious food is delivered by Second Harvest to underserved communities where many individuals struggle to put food on the table. Individuals like Amber.
“I make sure they eat, and I just go to bed or eat very little,” says Amber, a Mobile Pantry client.
Amber works tirelessly to provide for her kids but it’s still difficult to make ends meet. The Mobile Pantry provides her family with the meals they need – all made possible by the support of our hunger-fighting partners like First Tennessee.