月度归档: 2023年9月

Comfort Food: How you helped relieve Ada’s worry

Ada loves her tight-knit family. She’d do anything for her husband, two teenage children, and mother-in-law, who all live together in the same Ashland City home. She sells life insurance. Her husband installs countertops. The couple have lived paycheck-to-paycheck for years, but working together, have somehow made ends meet. Until her husband got hurt. Ada’s …

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“Thank you. Without y’all I don’t know what we’d do.”

Jeff and Kim have worked their whole lives, rarely needing anyone to depend on. Then misfortune struck. Jeff, once a cable company lineman, suffered consecutive heart attacks. Kim, an office assistant and bookkeeper, broke her back after slipping on black ice. Caring for Kim’s mother, their two children, and two grandchildren — all living under …

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Ethan is Energized: How You Help Our Young Neighbors Thrive

Ethan loves baseball. His smile widens when he trots out to take his place at third base. He also loves math, “because we use it every day,” beams the sixth-grader. But Ethan’s daily activities require loads of on-thego energy—an invaluable resource that you help provide. Ethan has enjoyed activities at the Easley Community Center for …

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Ryan’s ONE Action Against Hunger Impacted Thousands

Ryan is the Regional Purchasing Manager for Ferguson Enterprises and loves to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with his team. Ryan started partnering with Second Harvest in 2015 through Feed the Need and Bite Hunger, two different large-scale volunteer and food drive opportunities that we host. Ever since his first food drive, …

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Seniors and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Many of our senior neighbors live on a fixed income with limited savings and a tight budget leaving them with hard choices between paying for food and paying for other basic needs such as shelter and medication. While cost of living and grocery prices continue to rise, our senior neighbors are often experiencing the fallout …

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Courtney Gets Her Family Involved for Her ONE Action

How did you get involved with Second Harvest?I’ve worked at Second Harvest for 11 years, but I started volunteering at food banks on the East Coast (where I’m from) when I was in middle school. I always enjoyed volunteering at pantries, community kitchens and organizations that provide food to those who need it most. What …

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Food Insecurity’s Unique Impact on the Hispanic Community

September 15th marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is a time to reflect on, learn about, and celebrate Hispanic culture and heritage. Nearly 380,000 Tennesseans identify as Hispanic, and, so, Tennessee heritage is deeply connected with Hispanic heritage. This Hispanic Heritage Month, Second Harvest wants to highlight the unique struggle with food insecurity …

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Claudia and Catholic Charities Fight Hunger in Nashville

Claudia Nelson moved to the United States at 14 years old after growing up in Mexico. She didn’t speak English, and faced a substantial language barrier in high school. Her parents, facing the same barriers, relied on assistance from food banks to help provide for their family during their transition. Claudia says, “When I went …

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The Hagoods Show how the Power of ONE can Fight Hunger

The Hagood family has fought hunger alongside Second Harvest since 2008. Our mission of fighting hunger and advancing hunger solutions resonated with their beliefs. Barbara Hagood says, “Food is a necessary and critical item for families to flourish, and sometimes people are temporarily in need of assistance. The safety net Second Harvest provides is invaluable …

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