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Pete Nebhut: How Can I Help?

THIS VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION MONTH, WE THANK PETE NEBHUT, ONE OF OUR LONGEST-SERVING VOLUNTEERS FOR HIS DEDICATION TO OUR MISSION. Pete Nebhut’s favorite thing about working at the food bank is that he can’t be fired. The 84-year-old Nashville native is one of our longest-serving volunteers, yet his contributions go above and beyond what we normally Read More

Generous Helpings Sneak Peek with The Grilled Cheeserie

Before showcasing The Grilled Cheeserie at Generous Helpings, Crystal De Luna Bogan shares one of her mouthwatering recipes. Crystal De Luna Bogan shows her love and appreciation of others with food. She does this every day at her popular food truck and melt shop, The Grilled Cheeserie, and on May 10, she’ll show her compassion Read More

Feeding Hope with Miss Tennessee USA

Alexandra Harper, Miss Tennessee USA 2018, has volunteered at Second Harvest for more than half her life. Hear her share, in her own words, how fighting hunger has changed her life—and how it can change yours too.  Ever since I was 8 years-old, I have been volunteering for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Read More

Mary Beth Pacsi: It’s My Turn to Give Back

This Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’re celebrating one of our most passionate volunteers, Mary Best Pacsi. The day after she retired, Mary Beth Pacsi knew she had to find something to fill her new-found time. A few weeks later, she was at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee seeing how she could contribute to our Read More

LifePoint Health: A Class of Their Own

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, we’re celebrating our friends at LifePoint Health for their tremendous volunteer efforts. Whether it is sorting food in our warehouse, hosting a Mobile Pantry, or assisting at a Kids Cafe, LifePoint Health volunteers have donated their time to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in almost every way Read More

Lessons That Last

Nutrition lessons provide at-risk students with food for today and knowledge for tomorrow. It’s an overcast day in Nashville, but despite the dreary weather, a group of Tusculum Elementary School students are a buzz with laughter and conversation as they file into the cafeteria. These young students are enrolled in our Kids Cafe program, which provides them Read More

Discussing Health and Hunger with LifePoint

A nutritious diet is essential if you want to live a long, healthy life. However, for the one in eight people facing hunger in Middle Tennessee, accessing fresh produce, calcium-packed dairy, and protein-rich meats is a challenge. Less expensive alternatives are often low in nutrients and can have harmful effects on their long-term health. In Read More

Feeding Hope with John Rich

Now a long-time supporter of Second Harvest, the country music star shares how his childhood was affected by hunger. You don’t have to explain the importance of a food bank to John Rich. He knows. Growing up in Amarillo, Texas, his father worked three to four jobs to provide for Rich and his three siblings. Read More

Feeding Hope with Debbie Mayberry

Debbie Mayberry is a retired teacher, but every afternoon, you can find her in McMurray Middle School’s cafeteria with a lunch table full of students. Debbie runs the school’s Kids Cafe, a program that provides students with meals, snacks, and nutrition education throughout the school year and summer months. After over seven years as the site Read More

Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive Has a Record-Breaking Year

Ms. Cheap’s yearly Penny Drive raises nearly $87,000! In its biggest fundraising year to date, Ms. Cheap’s Penny Drive collected an incredible $86,939 for children, families, and seniors struggling with hunger in Middle Tennessee. This year’s grand total surpassed last year’s by over $1,600 and will provide more than 340,000 meals to those in need. Read More