Posted on July 2, 2018 by

Spring Events Will Provide Over 1.5 Million Meals For Those In Need

Generous Helpings - Chefs' DinnerSpring is always a busy time of year at the food bank, and 2018 was no exception!

Whether you joined us in Nashville for Stars for Second Harvest or in Huntingdon for Shooting Hunger West, there were plenty of ways to get out in our community this spring and support our mission.

Altogether, our spring events raised over $388,000, which is the equivalent of over 1.5 million meals for families, children, and seniors facing hunger in Middle and West Tennessee!

Before we make this a Hunger Free Summer, let’s take a look back at our record-breaking spring.

Generous Helpings

It was a standout year for Generous Helpings, which sold out along with its sister event Chefs’ Dinner. In total, we raised an unprecedented $127,000 for Middle Tennessee’s Table, our grocery rescue program. These proceeds will ensure that excess food in grocery stores around Middle Tennessee go to families in need rather than in landfills. Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Kroger, for your support in making this event a success!

Ode to Otha

Bill and Lisa Ramsey kicked off summer with their annual tribute to Otha Turner. Now in its 24th year, Ode to Otha raised over $16,600 which equates to 66,400 meals for those struggling with hunger in our area!

Stars For Second HarvestStars For Second Harvest

This year, Stars for Second Harvest, our benefit concert hosted by acclaimed songwriter Craig Wiseman, raised a record-breaking $180,000! Big Loud artists Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Jillian Jaqueline, Mason Ramsey, and more took the stage at the historic Ryan Auditorium all to support our neighbors in need. We are grateful for our presenting sponsor O’Charley’s and stage sponsor Nissan North America for making this event one we won’t forget.

Shooting Hunger West

All in support of our Farm to Families program, Shooting Hunger West raised an incredible $65,000! This one day sporting clays fun shoot is only in its second year, and we are excited to see this event grow when our Western Branch in Benton County opens later this year. Thank you to our partners Tennessee Farm Bureau, Tennessee Farmers Co-Op and Farm Credit Mid-America for making this possible.