In the early morning hours of March 3, 2020, deadly and devasting tornadoes tore through Nashville and the surrounding area. The impact would be felt for months to come.
As a first responder in the aftermath of the tornadoes, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee served our community by organizing large scale distributions in the hardest hit areas.
Coordinating with the American Red Cross of Tennessee, Second Harvest also provided 1,600 hot meals a day to be distributed through Disaster Mobile Response Units. In addition, the Food Bank provided food and water in neighborhoods and shelters serving thousands of residents who lost power and sustained damage to their homes.
Second Harvest also partnered with our Partner Agencies, other nonprofits, local and state government, and businesses to ensure all of those impacted by the tornadoes had access to the food and resources they needed.
Second Harvest was able to quickly and effectively respond in the days, weeks, and months after the March 3 tornadoes is thanks to the unflagging kindness and generosity of our community of donors and volunteers.
STORIES OF HOPE
Learn more about Second Harvest’s disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of the March 3 tornadoes and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ways you can help ensure our Middle and West Tennessee neighbors in need have access to food and resources during these difficult times.