With more than 1 million Tennesseans at risk of hunger every day, we are working hard to get food to those who need it most. Last year, our fleet of 18 trucks covered more than 600,000 miles rescuing and delivering food to our network of more than 490 partner agencies and directly to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area.

At-Risk Afterschool Meal Program

Second Harvest sponsors 18 At-Risk Afterschool programs in Nashville and surrounding counties, serving meals to participating children. The program runs for 10 months during the school year and food costs are reimbursed through the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

BackPack

The BackPack Program provides easy-to-prepare food for at-risk children on weekends and during school breaks when other resources are not available. A typical BackPack includes two cereals, two entrees, snack, fruit juice and shelf-stable milk. The Second Harvest BackPack program serves more than 5,000 hungry children each week at 48 programs throughout Middle Tennessee. For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491. Download the results from our BackPack Survey December 2014.

Emergency Food Box

The Emergency Food Box (EFB) feeds individuals and families in Davidson County on an urgent-need basis. An EFB provides two to three days of staple food items based on the number of members in each household.

During the 2015/2016 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed more than 45,000 emergency food boxes, feeding more than 110,000 individuals. Emergency food assistance is provided through 16 Emergency Food Box (EFB) locations.

View EFB locations and hours of operation.

For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

Farm-to-Families-logo-finalSecond Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is proud to support local agriculture. The Farm to Families program engages local farmers, community volunteers, and our Community Partner Agencies to support those struggling with hunger in Middle and West Tennessee. We are inspired by the resurgence of small farmers in Middle & West Tennessee, and have designed this initiative to benefit our local farmers while increasing the production and consumption of local, sustainable food in our community.

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Kids Cafe

The Kids Cafe program provides free meals, snacks and nutrition education to at-risk children during the school year and summer months. Through Kids Cafe, Second Harvest provides more than 140,000 meals and snacks to children at locations like schools and after-school program sites. Second Harvest’s Registered Dietitian oversees meal and snack choices and provides fun, engaging nutrition education at each Kids Cafe site. For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

Middle Tennessee’s Table

Through our grocery rescue program, Middle Tennessee’s Table, the Food Bank rescues, sorts and distributes frozen meat, dairy, produce and dry groceries from 224 grocery stores and food donors.

In the 2015/2016 fiscal year, Second Harvest rescued more than 9 million pounds through Middle Tennessee’s Table throughout the year.

For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

Mobile Pantry

Second Harvest distributes food directly to individuals and families in need during large-scale one-day distributions set up similar to a farmers’ market. A typical mobile pantry provides one to two weeks of groceries to approximately 250 families, distributing more than 18,000 pounds. Each Mobile Pantry is coordinated with a partner agency, such as a church, senior center or help center. This program is one of the most effective ways for Second Harvest to provide food assistance to our rural communities. During the 2015/2016 fiscal year, more than 5 million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food was provided through Mobile Pantries and Davidson County Perishable Distributions. For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

School Food Pantry

The School Food Pantry Program is designed to increase food access for school children and their families in need. We have 28 school food pantries operating throughout Davidson and outlying counties. For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

Senior Nutrition

The Senior Nutrition Program provides low-income seniors with food resources that are nutritious, easy to prepare and shelf stable. The “senior packs” are distributed weekly or monthly depending on our Second Harvest Partner Agency needs.

For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

Summer Food Service Program

Second Harvest sponsors the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) at sites throughout Middle Tennessee each summer. Through this program we provide breakfasts, lunches, or suppers to help ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session.

Free meals, that meet Federal nutrition guidelines, are provided to all children at SFSP sites in areas with significant concentrations of low-income children. SFSP sites include community centers, libraries, day camps, schools, and other programs that also offer enrichment and fun activities for children over the summer. You can find a full list of 2017 SFSP open and closed sites here.

For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at info@secondharvestmidtn.org or call 615-329-3491.

Food Stamps/SNAP Outreach and Assistance

Second Harvest offers Food Stamps/SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Outreach and Application Assistance at our Emergency Food Box Sites, Mobile Pantry Food Distributions, and partner agency locations. Food Stamps help individuals and families with low incomes buy the food they need for good health. Second Harvest’s Benefits Outreach Counselor shares information about the benefits of Food Stamps, provides pre-screening to people who may qualify, and helps people fill out the Food Stamps/SNAP Application.  

For more information, or to fill out a Food Stamps/SNAP application, please send us an email, or call the Benefits Outreach Counselor at 615- 310-0752.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.  Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1)  Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(2) Fax: (202) 690-7442

(3) Email: program.intake@usda.gov

 This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

 

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