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The Most Successful Penny Drive to Date!

Ms. Cheap has once again turned spare change and stray bills to into thousands of meals for our neighbors in need. We are excited to share that this year’s penny drive has raised a total of $77,339.35! That equates to more than 309,000 meals to help feed hungry children, families and seniors in Middle Tennessee. This Read More

Update on Emergency Food Assistance

The following Emergency Food Box sites are open and able to provide emergency food assistance: Thursday, March 5 Martha O’Bryan Center 711 South 7th Street, Nashville, TN 37206 Open 3/5; 2 – 5pm Southeast Regional Center 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Suite 202, Antioch, TN 37013 Open 3/5; 10am – 6:30pm *Distribution site for Metro Schools families Read More

March is National Nutrition Month®

At Second Harvest, we believe food is medicine and that nutrition plays a vital role in working toward our mission. We believe investing in nutrition is an investment in a healthier future. We know that eating habits impact health: children from families that struggle with food insecurity are more likely to experience poor physical health, Read More

Partner Agency Spotlight – Macon Helps

As residents of Macon County began to witness the multiple growing needs within their community, Macon Helps was established and officially opened their doors in Lafayette in April 1992. Their mission was, and continues to be, to administer emergency services to the residents of Macon County. Areas of assistance include clothing, utility assistance, food and Read More

NBJ Community Impact Report – The Face of Hunger

Second Harvest has broad reach for those in need. By Melissa Webb This article originally appeared in the January 30, 2015 issue of the Nashville Business Journal. Julie* was literally at the end of her rope when she turned to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for help. Having grown up and lived in Read More

Keep Spreading the Love All Month Long!

Why is peanut butter so essential to those struggling with hunger? During these especially cold winter months, faced with the challenge of keeping their homes warm and putting food on the table, more people than ever are looking to make their dollar stretch further. At just 20 cents per serving with 8 grams of protein, Read More

NBJ Community Impact Report – Food for Health

Second Harvest focuses on healthy eating as key to overall health By Melissa Webb This article originally appeared in the January 30, 2015 issue of the Nashville Business Journal. For those who are food insecure, finding adequate food at all is a challenge, and the nutritional value may be much less of a consideration. Second Read More