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First Harvest Café Menu Wednesday, April 16; Closed Friday, April 18

Posted on April 15, 2014 by secondharvest

Volunteer Spotlight: Rosemary

Posted on April 14, 2014 by secondharvest

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we are highlighting some of our amazing volunteers who help to feed hungry people every day. Last month we celebrated the 90th birthday of one of our very special volunteers, Rosemary. She first got involved with Second Harvest 10 years ago through a friend who rallied a group of 4 women to come every week to help in our development office. Rosemary and her friends are involved in a critical piece of our organization–thanking our supporters and donors for their contributions. We know that it is with her help that we are able to… Read More

Ten Chefs, One Night

Posted on April 10, 2014 by secondharvest

Our Generous Helpings Patron’s Party is always an added bonus for Generous Helpings patron ticket holders. This year, your patron ticket gives you a seat at the table for a one-of-a-kind dining experience with some of the top chefs in Nashville. Purchase Generous Helpings Patron’s Party tickets! We’ve transformed this special evening by partnering with Josh Habiger of Pinewood Social to present a multi-course dinner with wine pairings. Each course will be prepared by some of Nashville’s most acclaimed chefs. Featured chefs include Deb Paquette of Etch, Lisa Donovan of Husk, Hal Holden-Bache of Lockeland Table, Roderick Bailey of Silly… Read More

Volunteer Month Guest Post: Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

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Special thanks to Mayor Karl Dean, a great friend of the food bank, for recognizing the impact of volunteers! April is Volunteer Appreciation Month – a time for communities across the nation to celebrate and honor volunteerism. Here in Nashville, this celebration is also an opportunity to recognize the culture of service that is unique to our city.  This was proven in the flood recovery efforts in response to the historic May 2010 flood and the continued work given each day by our citizens. Five years ago, I joined seventeen other mayors to launch the Cities of Service coalition. I… Read More

Our First Partner Agency Conference

Posted on April 9, 2014 by secondharvest

Last week, we were thrilled to get together with some members of our network of more than 450 partners for the first ever Partner Agency Conference! The goal was to provide a day where organizations with similar missions could come together to share their experiences and learn from one another. The agenda, mostly led by Second Harvest staff, included topics on healthcare, marketing, volunteer recruitment, capacity building and nutrition education. Kim Carpenter Drake, VP at Center for Nonprofit Management, also hosted an engaging donor relations and fundraising session. “No one wants to believe there are any people in our country… Read More