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Celebrate Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a day to celebrate and support small businesses for all they do for their communities. According to The Tennessean, about 88 million consumers shopped at small businesses on Small Business Saturday in 2014; that’s one out of every 4 Americans. As 1 in 4 children in our community struggle with hunger, Read More

National Diabetes Awareness Month Post #2

Earlier this month, we shared ways that we are focusing on healthy eating and the prevention of diet-related health issues in honor of National Diabetes Awareness month. Now we are sharing a little more information about the science behind the disease and why diet plays such a large role. This post was written by Lori von Gartzen Read More

Second Harvest Food Bank wins 2015 NEXT Award for Social Enterprise and Sustainability

We are thrilled to share that Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN was again recognized for our distinguishing work last week at the 2015 NEXT Awards! The annual NEXT Awards were developed by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Entrepreneur Center to spotlight the companies and individuals whose drive and entrepreneurial Read More

The Women’s Fund Forum: Hunger Happens Here – It’s a Woman’s Issue

This is a guest post by Mary Beth Ballard, Marketing Manager, Direct Response/Direct Mail, Second Harest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The faces of hunger in Middle Tennessee formed the central focus of the latest Women’s Fund Fall Forum “Hunger Happens Here: It’s a Woman’s Issue” held on November 18 at Scarritt Bennett Center. The Read More

First Harvest Café- CLOSED November 25 & 27

Our First Harvest Café is closed this week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Join us again on Wednesday, December 2, 2015. Have a happy & safe holiday.

Thank you for celebrating with us!

Thank you for another fabulous Harvest Moon Ball! We had more than 400 supporters come out for the event, and the evening was a huge success, raising more than $250,000. Last year, we distributed more than 24 million meals throughout 46 counties in Middle Tennessee. All proceeds from our Harvest Moon Ball will go toward our mission Read More

Publix Super Markets Charities Fight Hunger in Middle Tennessee and Beyond

Today, it was announced that Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of 12 Feeding America member food banks receiving a gift of $120,000 from Publix Super Markets Charities to support transportation needs.   “With one in six people in Middle Tennessee struggle with hunger, including one in four children, distributing healthy food to those Read More

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: Joelton Church of Christ

The Joelton Church of Christ Benevolence Program was set into motion by a couple in 1978 who watched a similar program operate at Jackson Park Church of Christ. Once calls requesting need arose, the church began delivering food and clothing to those in need. With a desire “to serve those who need a helping hand,” Read More

Ms. Cheap Wants Your Pennies to Fight Hunger!

The seventh annual Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest has begun! The drive will run through January, and we need all the help we can get to reach our biggest goal yet. Last year was the most successful year since the penny drive started 6 years ago, raising more than $77,000 for our neighbors in need–that is Read More