Volunteers are at the heart of our mission, which is why we are celebrating them throughout April! Meet some of our favorite hunger fighters.

Andreas Andreas Ritchie: “I know that I made a difference”

If Andreas is in the warehouse, you know it.

It doesn’t matter if he’s sorting food, filling BackPacks, or packing Emergency Food Boxes, Andreas’ joyful personality and enthusiasm for our mission are hard to miss.

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Discovery Place Discovery Place: “The work is going to a great cause”

Discovery Place is one of our most consistent volunteer groups, but they’re also one of the most unique.

Located about 35 miles from our Nashville distribution center, Discovery Place is an addiction recovery program for men.

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KeithKeith Goodwin: “What I love most is helping people”

If you’ve been to our Nashville Distribution Center in the past year, then you’ve probably met Keith.

He’s a regular Reception Support volunteer and assists our full-time receptionist with daily tasks like greeting visitors and answering incoming calls to the food bank.

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Linda Linda McCafferty: “It is a need to serve”

When asked why she keeps coming in to our warehouse and out to our Mobile Pantries, she said, “It is a need to serve.”

Whether it’s helping her patients or providing for our hungry neighbors, Linda has turned her need to serve into her vocation, because in her words, “that’s the stuff that feeds your soul.”

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

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 mission.

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Pete Nebhut: “How Can I Help?”

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 expect from a volunteer.

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