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Refelctions from our Summer Youth Interns

This is a guest blog post written by our Summer Youth Interns who worked with our Volunteer department.   Kennedi Fitts, St. Cecilia Academy  Dr. Dorothy Height, a noted American social activist once said, “Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s important to the person who serves as well as Read More

Fight Hunger While You Shop!

Did you know that you can help fight hunger while doing your normal shopping? Below, two programs will donate a percentage of your purchases to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee when you enroll! Kroger Community Rewards: When you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards® you’ll earn rewards for Second Harvest Food Bank every time you shop and Read More

Fighting Hunger Down on the Farm

Several years ago, Lori Birckhead made a decision that would change her life forever. Driven by her faith, Lori and her husband, Jim, put their house on the market and purchased a 90-acre farm they planned to use to help feed their hungry neighbors. At first, there were a number of challenges that had to Read More

You’re Feeding Young Minds at Bordeaux Elementary

Joshua Jacob has a very important job to do this afternoon. But he wouldn’t be able to do it without the generosity of Second Harvest supporters like you. As director of family resources at Bordeaux Elementary, Joshua oversees the BackPack Program at the end of every school week. Through this initiative, students receive a bag Read More

Thank You for Helping Children at Risk of Hunger

Channoty Robinson works at Kirkpatrick Community Center, a Second Harvest Partner Agency in Nashville. One of her favorite parts of her job is overseeing the Center’s At- Risk Afterschool Program, now in its second year. Channoty remembers having to pay for extra food out of her own pocket to feed the kids that she serves Read More

Allison’s Family Appreciates Your Help

Allison, 8, is an avid reader and enthusiastic about school. She loves to read historical biographies, and lights up as she shares what she’s learning with those around her. With a new school year now underway, Allison is excited to continue reading and learning. But like all kids, she needs nutritious food to be able to Read More

UnitedHealthcare Provides a Hunger Free Summer!

Earlier this month, we partnered with UnitedHealthcare to help provide a hunger free summer for those in need. Employee volunteers joined us at OneGenAway in Franklin for a Mobile Pantry. Mobile Pantries serve nearly 15,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals and families in need during one-day food distributions, similar to a farmers’ market. Together, we provided approximately Read More