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Celebrating Seniors

Today, we recognize National Senior Citizens Day to raise awareness of supporting our elders. Here at Second Harvest, we often talk about the 1 in 6 people struggling with hunger in Middle Tennessee and the 1 in 4 children in our community who also struggle with hunger. However, we do not often talk about the Read More

Back to School and Ready to Learn

With summer vacation now behind them, students across Middle Tennessee are settling into a new school year. While some have enjoyed seeing their friends and teachers again, others have been most excited about the return of free and reduced-price breakfasts and lunches through their school meal programs. Unfortunately, access to this critical resource isn’t enough Read More

You’re Giving Families Hope

A  few years ago, Dana’s life was falling apart. Forced to stop working in order to recover from a serious medical condition, she had to rely on her husband as the sole provider for her and their three boys — Cameron, Seth and Zachary. With a much smaller budget to work with, Dana found she Read More

Hungry Students Have Help, Thanks to You

Now that school’s in session, Antwan Majors, the afterschool program coordinator at East Park Community Center, is back to helping connect dozens of Nashville children with healthy afternoon meals. With such a high demand for food, he’s grateful to be partnering with Second Harvest to meet the need through the At-Risk Afterschool program. Antwan says Read More

Agency Spotlight: River of Life

“River of Life Gives.”  More than a mission statement or slogan, it is truly how the church, located in Smryna/Rutherford County, chooses to operate – with a caring and compassionate heart.  Beginning with only a food pantry and Holiday Meal Giveaway, River of Life Gives soon began to think outside the box by leading and Read More

Volunteer with Farm to Families

Fields full of beautiful fruits and vegetables – extras a farmer can’t sell, and Tennesseans, struggling with hunger – unable to get to that food. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s newest program, Farm to Families, wants to build a bridge from one to the other. Gleaning, the ancient practice of harvesting “leftover” food from Read More

Together We Reached the $100,000 Match!

We’re happy to announce that we have met the $100,000 matching gift challenge issued by UnitedHealthcare®. We couldn’t have done it without you — thank you! But as we celebrate this victory in the fight to make this a Hunger Free Summer, thousands of kids are still at risk of going without as they head Read More