Partner Agencies have numerous opportunities to contribute to and participate in Second Harvest’s programs.
The Emergency Food Box Program was created to feed hungry individuals and families on an urgent-need basis. Second Harvest partners with 16 different churches and community centers throughout Davidson County that serve as Emergency Food Box (EFB) locations.
The School Food Pantry Program is designed to increase food access for school children and their families in need. There are 28 school food pantries operating throughout Davidson and outlying counties. For more information about supporting our feeding programs, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-329-3491.
Mobile Pantries deliver food directly to Partner Agencies for a one-day, large-scale food distribution for those in need. On average, each Mobile Pantry feeds approximately 250 families, distributes more than 20,000 pounds of food and allows Second Harvest to reach more people living in the rural parts of our service area.
For information on how to get involved with the Mobile Pantry Program, please speak to your Agency Relations Manager, call 615-329-3491 and ask for the Agency & Program Services department or e-mail email@example.com.
Middle Tennessee’s Table’s is a program of Second Harvest designed to reduce hunger in our community by collecting excess perishable food that is close to the sell-by date from major grocers throughout our service area. Non-perishable food from Middle Tennessee’s Table is available for online ordering by Partner Agencies and perishable food is available through our Perishable Routes. These routes reach each part of our service area monthly and offer Middle Tennessee’s Table items at no charge to Partner Agencies.
For information on the Perishable Routes available to our Partner Agencies, please speak to your Agency Relations Manager, call 615-329-3491 and ask for the Agency & Program Services department or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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The Kids Cafe program provides free meals and snacks to low-income children. Kids Cafe is designed to feed children at risk of hunger and provide them the physical and emotional nourishment critical to healthy development. Our Kids Cafe partners include after-school programs, community centers and churches. Through Kids Cafe, Second Harvest provides more than 118,000 meals and snacks to children at locations like schools and after-school program sites. A Kids Cafe meal is often the only nutritious meal that hungry children receive outside of the school cafeteria.
For information on the Kids Cafe or summer feeding programs, please speak to your Agency Relations Manager, call 615-329-3491 and ask for the Agency & Program Services department or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second Harvest sponsors 17 At-Risk Afterschool programs in Nashville serving suppers to participating children each month. We partner with organizations who are providing high-quality afterschool programs to at-risk children, This program’s food costs are reimbursed through the Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Watch this short video to learn more about the At Risk Afterschool Meal program.
Second Harvest manages 68 BackPack Programs across our service area to meet the needs of hungry children. This program provides nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends and school vacations and serves more than 6,000 children. Additionally, many of our Partner Agencies fund their own BackPack Programs through community support and donations.
For information on the BackPack Program, please speak to your Agency Relations Manager, call 615-329-3491 and ask for the Agency & Program Services department or e-mail email@example.com.
You may download Starting Your Own BackPack Program to learn more about starting one in your community.
The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) works to improve the health of low-income seniors by supplementing their diets with nutritious food from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
To receive a monthly food box, seniors must be age 60 or older, reside in Davidson County, and prove their income is at or below 130% of the federal poverty level. Second Harvest is managing this USDA-funded program for the Tennessee Department of Health.
The Produce Truck travels around Davidson County bringing fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, milk, eggs, and other perishable items directly into food-insecure neighborhoods.
At each stop, perishable items are set out like a mini farmers’ market. Each person can fill up two grocery bags. At an average stop, 49 households receive more than 900 pounds of food.
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