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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 1 in 6 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 Read More

Nancy Keil to take the reins as Second Harvest President & CEO

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Board of Directors announced today that Nancy Keil will become President & CEO of the leading non-profit. The appointment concludes an extensive national search, begun last fall when long-time leader Jaynee Day announced her decision to retire at the end of June 2019. Keil has served the Read More

Your Generosity Will Fill Kids’ Plates This Summer

When the school year ends so do accessible meals for hungry children. Our Partner Agencies like Project Reflect step up to fill the need. Thanks to friends like you, our partners can feed children who might otherwise go hungry in the summer when free school meals are unavailable. One such agency — Project Reflect — Read More

Generous Helpings Raises a Record-Breaking 631,000 Meals for Hungry Middle Tennesseans

Generous Helpings presented by Kroger and its sister event Chefs’ Dinner raised over $157,000, beating last year’s total by $30,000 and making it the highest-grossing year for the event to date! Restaurants from across Nashville joined us at City Winery for a tasting showcase of some of the city’s best food. Featured restaurants included local Read More

Charles’ Family Gives Thanks for You

After a work injury left Charles on disability, he turned to one of our Partner Agencies to help feed his family. Charles worked for many years in the trucking industry, but he got injured, and his leg was amputated. Since then, his family’s only income is disability assistance. With rent claiming so much of his Read More

Kroger: Fighting Hunger and Eliminating Food Waste at Generous Helpings

Kroger is dedicated to making Middle Tennessee a #ZeroHungerZeroWaste community. More than 40% of food produced in the U.S. goes uneaten, yet 1 in 8 Middle and West Tennesseans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Kroger wants to change that. Their #ZeroHungerZeroWaste initiative aims to end hunger in the communities they call Read More

Hungry Kids in Gallatin Are Depending on You This Summer

Gallatin Shalom Zone’s summer camp ensures that children in need have access to the food they need to thrive. “Just to see those kids when they don’t have breakfast … they don’t function well,” says Onnesia Head, camp director at Gallatin Shalom Zone. The free summer camp at Shalom Zone offers breakfast, lunch, and enriching Read More

Stamp Out Hunger with Kathy Meador

Stamp Out Hunger is Saturday, May 11! 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 Sneak Peek with Butcher & Bee’s Bryan Weaver

Generous Helpings is quickly approaching on May 9, but before we head to City Winery for a night of tastings from Nashville’s best restaurants, we talked with Bryan Weaver, executive chef at East Nashville’s Butcher & Bee and the winner of last year’s Generous Helpings People’s Choice Award. He gave us a clue of what Read More

How to Create a Campaign for the Big Payback

Maximize your impact in the fight against hunger and create a campaign for the Big Payback! This year, our goal is to raise $50,000 for our Capital Campaign during The Big Payback on May 2. It’s a BIG goal, but you can help us reach it by creating a Big Payback campaign. WHAT IS A Read More






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