As Middle Tennessee prepared for, suffered through and recovered from Winter Storm Jonas, Second Harvest continued to do what we do every day – feed those in need. Hunger is a reality 24 hours a day, seven days a week and emergency winter weather places an extra burden on those who are struggling.
In partnership with Metro Schools, Mayor’s Office, United Way and Hands on Nashville, more than 5,000 food boxes with items like pasta and sauce, peanut butter, canned soups and other non-perishable items were distributed to Metro Schools’ families. Additionally, we partnered with the Office of Emergency Management and the Mayor’s Office, to provided breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner at warming centers throughout Nashville.
Thankfully, through these efforts, we were able to provide food assistance to those in need during the storm. However, because of the volunteer cancellations and halting our regular projects, we are now working hard to catch up on our every day sorting–but we need your help! We are now scheduling individual and group volunteers for weekday shifts to help sort food donations.
As we enter the month of February, we will continue to prepare for more inclement weather and activate our efforts to meet the need in our community.