Posted on November 14, 2018 by

Harvest Moon Raises Over 1 Million Meals

In celebration of our 40th anniversary, Harvest Moon raised over $268,000 to fight hunger in Middle and West Tennessee.

Harvest Moon 2018

This year, Harvest Moon was a celebration of our 40th anniversary and the last four decades of Feeding Hope in Middle and West Tennessee.

Thanks to the generous support of our guests and partners, we raised over $268,000—the equivalent of over 1 million meals!

Held for the second year at Loveless Barn, we payed homage to where we started—a few classrooms in the Carter Lawrence School building—to where we’re going—brand new distribution centers in Smyrna and Camden as well as a full renovation of our Nashville facility.

It was a night of celebration, but Melissa Thomas, from our Partner Agency The Branch, took the stage to remind us of the night’s true purpose—helping those struggling with hunger. She shared stories about the clients we serve on a daily basis and the hope we give to those who truly need it.

Harvest Moon 2018A Night of Feeding Hope

Later in the evening, there was a special request to raise an additional $10,000 or 40,000 meals.

We not only met this goal but were able to double it to $20,000 thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

The giving continued even on the dance floor, when a donor offered $100 for each person who danced to Shout by The Isley Brothers.

Our band for the evening, the Atlanta Allstars, were up to the task, and the floor was quickly packed with dancers. This moment of fun raised over $16,000!

Of course, Harvest Moon wouldn’t be possible without the support of our sponsors. A special thank you to Delta Air Lines and Nissan North America, our Harvest Moon Community Hero Sponsors, as well as Kroger, Lumina Foods, and Rick and Barbara Turner, our Hunger Advocate Sponsors.

We are grateful for our donors who made this night a success, but more importantly we are grateful to have been able to serve this community for the last 40 years!

Click here to relive the evening and see more photos from Harvest Moon courtesy of Peyton Hoge!

 

Harvest Moon 2018