Second Helpings Monthly Donor Program

We know that each day, 1 in 8 Middle Tennesseans including 1 in 5 children are at risk of going hungry. Become a monthly donor, and join a special group of supporters who understand the importance of recurring, dependable financial support. It’s these steady gifts that help us keep our promise to our neighbors in need.

As a Second Helpings Member, you help sustain our role as the primary and most reliable source of food for children, families and seniors struggling with hunger in Middle and West Tennessee.

Make it Monthly

Effectiveness. Your monthly commitment helps us to plan ahead and budget more effectively to serve our 46 counties.

Impact. Every $1 of your monthly gift provides 4 meals, making an extraordinary difference over time in the lives of those who are hungry.

Efficiency. 96 cents of every dollar will go directly to our Feeding Programs.

Convenience. You can change or stop your donation at any time by contacting us.

If you are a current monthly donor and would like to review or edit your giving information, please contact us at or 615-329-3491 .

‘Why I Give Monthly’

Teacher saw her hungry students struggle

At first, 8th grade teacher Polly Bassoni was puzzled why so many of her students asked to see the school nurse every morning. She eventually discovered that every day, the nurse brought peanut butter, bread, and milk to her office.

Kids who had nothing to eat at home for breakfast knew if they saw the nurse, they’d eat.

After 30 years, Polly retired. But that memory stuck. It’s what motivated her to become a monthly donor to Second Harvest 15 years ago.

Polly said although she doesn’t have a lot of money, she knows her small, monthly donations add up to make a big difference. The Sumner County resident loves that her gifts help Gallatin teachers connect with their struggling students through food from the School Food Pantry and BackPack Program.

If you want to join forces with Polly as a Second Helpings monthly donor, sign up here or call (615) 627-1611.


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