Benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank
In Middle Tennessee, 1 in 8 adults and 1 in 6 children struggle with hunger every day. Hunger is closer than you think, but so is the solution. Currently, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is experiencing a startling increase in need and more people than ever are using the food bank’s resources for the first time due to the economic effects of COVID-19.
Second Harvest is distributing nearly 70% more pounds of food per week compared to this time last year. Simultaneously, grocery store food donations have declined more than 30%, and food drive donations are at a standstill. This means Second Harvest must purchase an additional 100,000 pounds of food each week to feed our Middle Tennessee neighbors. By supporting our Virtual Food Drive, your gift will provide hope to those in need.
Here, we get the opportunity to help provide meals for people in our city who are relying on an organization like Second Harvest to meet their basic needs for food. At Second Harvest, $1 has the ability to provide up to 4 meals, so every little bit makes a difference. Right now is a tough time for many people in our city and state. Many who already struggle with food insecurity have seen that struggle only get worse. Many who have lost work and wages are having to reach out to services like this for the first time in their lives just to put food on the table.
As a church, this is a way we can help stand in the gap for those are relying on Second Harvest in this time. This virtual food drive is the most effective and efficient way for us to help Second Harvest to continue to do the great work that it does and meet the increasing needs in our city and region. Your generosity can make a huge difference in many people's lives. If you'd like to donate to this, click the button below.
We also encourage you to invite your friends, family, and community to get involved, too! This is a great way to do something "together" in a season when we are all spread out.