Giving Societies

The Harvester of Hope giving society is where we acknowledge those who kindly recognize the importance of sharing their abundance and faithfully provide relief from despair.

With a gift of $1,000 or more annually to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, you join a special group of dedicated families and individuals – Harvesters of Hope —those who are deeply committed to providing for the most basic of human needs, food. Donors who give $2,500+ annually are acknowledged on our donor wall in our lobby to recognize their philanthropy and to encourage others in making our community a better place.

How Does it Work

Levels of Giving

To recognize our Harvester of Hope members, Second Harvest offers seven levels of giving:

  • Seed of Hope $1,000 – $2,499
  • Gardener of Hope $2,500 – $4,999
  • Nourisher of Hope $5,000 – $9,999
  • Cultivator of Hope $10,000 – $24,999
  • Gatherer of Hope $25,000 – $49,999
  • Provider of Hope $50,000 – $99,999
  • Sustainer of Hope $100,000+ cumulative lifetime giving


We recognize the generous commitment of our Harvester of Hope members through a range of expressions of appreciation:

  • Invitations to exclusive Harvester of Hope events and Second Harvest’s signature events
  • Specialized volunteer opportunities to get a hands-on experience in the fight against hunger
  • Advance communications about new developments and achievements in hunger relief
  • Personal, behind-the-scenes tour of Second Harvest’s distribution facility
  • Private, one-on-one lunch update with a personal staff liaison who will also serve as your ongoing, designated resource for any volunteer activity, donor service, or questions you may have

Financial Information

Supporting Second Harvest is also a wise investment: for every $1 donated, we can provide 4 meals to your hungry neighbors — that means that for every $1,000 gift, we can provide at least 4,000 meals, as 96¢ of your charitable donation goes to programs that feed hungry people. View our Financial Information.

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Become a Harvester of Hope

Harvesters of Hope play a vital role in meeting the increase in need for food, and their significant contributions show that they recognize the scale and scope of our efforts and are willing to help us take our mission to the next level.

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