The West End Home Foundation’s (WEHF) mission is to enrich the lives of older adults in the Middle Tennessee community. And one way they’re tackling that mission is through their support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
“We invest in Second Harvest because it’s doing exceptional work in addressing hunger in our community,” says WEHF Executive Director Dianne Oliver.
15 YEARS OF SUPPORT
WEHF began supporting Second Harvest in 2004 with a grant to help fight senior hunger with emergency food boxes. Since then, they’ve provided more than 2.3 million meals for older adults. The funding goes specifically to programs such as Mobile Pantries for seniors and bulk food distributions at government subsidized housing for seniors.
“Were it not for these programs, these older adults would just go hungry,” Dianne says.
In 2019, WEHF is funding a new project with Second Harvest, providing nutrition education for older adults at Chippington Towers I & II in Madison. Dry and frozen food is delivered monthly to the apartments, coupled with nutrition education and cooking classes. It’s an incredible opportunity to serve the community.
“It directly translates into better health [for seniors],” she says of the healthy food made available to them, and the classes to teach them how to eat well.
But Dianne stresses Second Harvest and WEHF can’t do this critical work for seniors facing hunger without help. “Individual donors are a big part of keeping these programs alive,” she says. “Give money; give time. It’s an incredible opportunity to serve the community.”
Thank you to West End Home Foundation for your ongoing compassionate care for seniors across Middle Tennessee!