The West Nashville Dream Center provides Chawnika with a place to feed her son and give back to her community.
When we met Nashville mom Chawnika, and her son Tristan, they were attending a Thanksgiving dinner at the West Nashville Dream Center — a Partner Agency of Second Harvest.
You might find Chawnika sitting down for a meal at the Dream Center with her son — but you’re just as likely to run into her volunteering her time at the Dream Center, serving others.
Chawnika volunteers there weekly — lending a hand at events and in the office — and attends a luncheon for single mothers every Sunday.
At the luncheon — made possible through your gifts — children play and eat while the moms share a meal and receive support and encouragement.
Without the food single mothers receive through your donations, Chawnika says many local moms wouldn’t know where their family’s next meal will come from.
“When you have kids, you can only guess how long the food will last,” Chawnika explains about the struggles some moms face.
But through your gifts, Chawnika says parents have somewhere to get nutritious food for their families while they wait for the next paycheck.
“Thank you!” Chawnika says to you, on behalf of herself, her son, and all of people you help through your commitment to Second Harvest. “You’re doing an amazing job with the kids in this community.”
When you give to Second Harvest, you’re not just filling plates. You’re creating a community of support and fellowship through nutritious meals — and inspiring hardworking parents like Chawnika to give back.
Thank you sincerely for helping local children, families, and seniors this holiday season — and all year long.