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For Hungry Children, Summer Break Isn’t a Vacation

We think of summer as every kid’s favorite time of year. School’s out, and they can enjoy two months of carefree fun. Right? Not quite. For the 121,530 children facing hunger in Middle and West Tennessee, summer can be the hungriest time of year. Summer Break Is Broken Thousands of children receive free breakfasts and Read More

We Took on the SNAP Challenge

Over a million Tennessee residents rely on SNAP benefits to eat. To better understand how the program works and what it’s like to live off of SNAP, a group of our food bankers took part in the SNAP Challenge. The Challenge For three days, participants could only spend $8.28 on food per person per day. That includes Read More

The Produce Truck Is Now Rolling In Davidson County

The Produce Truck brings fresh, nutritious food to thousands of hungry families in Davidson County. We’d like to formally introduce you to the newest member of our hunger fighting fleet—The Produce Truck! The Produce Truck travels around Davidson County bringing fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, milk, eggs, and other perishable items directly into food-insecure neighborhoods. For Read More

News 2 Food 2 Families Registration Is Now Open!

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and News 2, WKRN-TV are teaming up once again for the News 2 Food 2 Families School Food Drive! Elementary, middle, and high schools are all encouraged to participate. Register your school! Download the informational packet.  Not only is News 2 Food 2 Families an opportunity for local schools Read More

One Family Proves That Giving Back Is as Important as Receiving

To show their gratitude, Lisa and her son volunteer at the very food bank they receive groceries from. Lisa wants you to know that your gifts have inspired her and her family – even as they receive your gifts of food, they are looking for ways to give what they can to others. “[You] helped Read More

Greenhouse Ministries Restores Hope to a Murfreesboro Family

A Murfreesboro mother could feed her three sons, because of your support. It’s tough to make ends meet during big life transitions. Tekki and her three children recently relocated from Mississippi to Tennessee, meaning Tekki had to give up a job she’d had for 15 years. During that lapse in steady income, Tekki still tried Read More

You Help Tyler Grow Big and Strong

Thanks to you, Tyler can eat his favorite summer vegetables. It might surprise you if you ask 4-year-old Tyler what his favorite foods are… Turnip greens, broccoli, and carrots (with a little ranch dip on the side, please)! Your donations make it possible for him to eat his favorite foods a lot more often. The Read More

Fighting Hunger with Purity Dairies for 40 Years

For four decades, we’ve been lucky to have Purity Dairies by our side in the fight against hunger. Second Harvest began its mission to feed hungry people and to solve hunger issues in our community back in 1978, and Purity Dairies has been a generous partner from the start. “It’s been a really natural partnership, Read More

Stamp Out Hunger with Kathy Meador

Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday, May 12! Kathy Meador, a retired letter carrier, shares why this day is so important to her. Stamp Out Hunger is our biggest food drive of the year, and Kathy Meador is its biggest supporter. For ten years, she served as a Nashville letter carrier and was a champion for Read More

Generous Helpings Preview with Rebekah Turshen and Lisa Marie White

Chefs Rebekah Turshen and Lisa Marie White share their versatile cookie recipes just in time for Generous Helpings. We were lucky to have Rebekah Turshen of City House and Lisa Marie White of Marsh House join us last month for Chefs’ Dinner. Now the two Generous Helpings chefs are opening up their recipe books and Read More