Disaster Response

Donation Drop-Off

If you have non-perishable food items you would like to donate, you can drop them in the Second Harvest Food Bank donation barrels in the front of your local Kroger store, or bring them to our distribution center at 331 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228.

Stories of Feeding Hope

Terry and Tina’s apartment complex was hit hard by the storm. Their roof came off and at least half the cars in the complex were seriously damaged by trees and debris, including theirs. They lost power, water, and all the food in their refrigerator.

When their building was formally condemned, they had just 48 hours to move out. Luckily their neighbor’s car survived, and they worked together to find a new apartment and move their belongings. Their neighbor also brought them to the food pantry at Donelson Middle School. After filling a box with food and supplies, a volunteer asked what else they needed. Tina said, “I don’t want to take too much.”

Their spirits are high despite the difficult week. Terry says, “I’m so impressed by how our neighbors came together to help each other. People were sharing UHaul trucks, loading and unloading together. And this food is a huge help.”

Stories of Feeding Hope

When we met Aaron, Kamilah, and their three children, it was late afternoon and they hadn’t eaten all day. Their apartment is uninhabitable after the tornadoes swept through Nashville. And the roof blew off Aaron's place of work – it’ll be weeks before he’s getting regular paychecks again.

Without any family in the area, they took their kids to Hull Jackson Montessori School for help. There, Second Harvest was handing out hot meals and packages of shelf-stable food. We stood shoulder-to-shoulder with neighbors who were handing out everything they could spare, from cleaning supplies to homemade BBQ.  

“The food distribution today was a blessing,” Aaron said. “This shows that people care and there are good people in a crisis. We have to stick together during a crisis.”

Stories of Feeding Hope

Five of Arthur’s grandchildren live with him, so when the tornado tore up his roof and damaged his belongings, he knew he’d need help. His daughter, Xenia, took him to Hull Jackson Montessori School, where Second Harvest was handing out hot meals and packages of shelf-stable food.

Arthur is retired and on a fixed income. He said with Second Harvest providing food, he’ll be able to put his money toward other bills.

“It means the world to me to have this,” Arthur said. “I don’t know what we would do if we didn’t have y’all.”

Thank you!

We are infinitely grateful to our corporate partners, who are showing up during this crisis by donating truckloads of food and water.

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