Project Preserve®, a service of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, offers purchasing, manufacturing and logistics solutions to our local partner agencies and the Feeding America Food Bank Network. In 1992, Project Preserve began working with local vendors to reduce waste of bulk food donations by manufacturing food items into shelf-stable products.
Today, Project Preserve supplies nutritious, manufactured meals and bulk grocery products to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, as well as to 120 food banks across the country. Over the past year, Project Preserve distributed more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products throughout our 46-county service area and to food bank partners throughout the United States.
Project Preserve remains committed to providing nutritious meal solutions at the lowest cost to our partner agencies and the Feeding America Food Bank Network. To reduce freight costs, we partner with Ozburn-Hessey Logistics and manage four distribution centers strategically located throughout the United States. Each center contains an assortment of nonperishable food and grocery items available through our online ordering system.