Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 922 Delaware Ave. Knoxville TN 37921 USA

Mission: Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee works to eliminate hunger by providing food, education and services in our 18 county service area.

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

My husband volunteers at Second Harvest,and I have become involved, also. The backpack for kids program is awesome! I am a nurse, and what a wonderful way to "pay it forward"!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

feeding hungry children!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The great spirit of staff and volunteers!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People who really care!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Feed alot of children!

Ways to make it better...

More people had participated!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I volunteer with a local Christian Radio Station that takes donations at events for Second Harvest, I also volunteer AT a local Pantry that gives out the donated food. There have been events I have worked to collect cans from the public, driven my fathers truck to pick up for the pantry and packed boxes for folks whom come in. The Lord has blessed me to give, collect, distribute and even receive. Second Harvest of Gray GREATLY impacts our area in the TriCities and beyond. In 3 hours today we served 31 families of 114 people at our local Pantry. Carrying their boxes to their cars I ask how they heard about the Pantry and how they are doing. Times are hard and good people are hurting. Recently I made the trip to Sneedville with Second Harvest after the WCQR Thanksgiving Project where we raised funds for a food box and we delivered over 200 boxes into a hurting town. To see the folks at Gray work to fill every box was amazing. God bless you Second Harvest and EVERYONE who donates.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My community and beyond. here in the Greater Indian Springs area by walking folks to their car with the food we pack and in Sneedville Jubilee Center with Randy handing out Thanksgiving boxes to a hurting town.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Ask to be employed with them :-)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The difference we can make in a community, in a neighborhood and within someones heart. Maybe a recipient ...maybe a volunteer... everyone is touched by this ministry !!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Kind, faithful and looking to make a difference.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Loose it's focus. In my opinion a Ministry like this is always in need of the Lord. That much money would only serve to cause others to stop being involved.

Ways to make it better...

I could have stayed longer, worked harder and had more to give.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

SO many are numb to the need. The organization needs help getting the word out for others to realize the need.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I would like get the word out and to find a way to help everyday folks volunteer at Second Harvest locations, events and Mission Centers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am a youth minister and I took a group of teens from my church to volunteer at Second Harvest. It was a great way for them to see first-hand the need that exists in our community. They could not believe how much food was in the Second Harvest warehouse. It was very impressive to the students that all the food they saw stacked to the ceiling and all the food they were sorting that had been donated, was still not enough to meet the needs of the hungry in our community! The coordinator who worked with us gave good instructions to the teens and answered all our questions. It was an incredibly positive experience and our youth learned so much about the world around them by working with Second Harvest. We will be back to help in the future!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having a well-organized and worthwhile visit as a volunteer.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Patty Ford with Second Harvest has helped open my eyes to the extraordinary things the food bank does. I have shared with my 8-year-old daughter about the backpack for kids program and what a blessing it is for so many children. Explaining it to her also made her cognizant of her own blessings. Since then she has helped a child at her school, who takes a backpack home, feel more comfortable and less embarrassed about his need.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting to know the organization and the extraordinary ways it benefits our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

My experience with Second Harvest Food Bank is both warm and sobering. They have a back pack progam for kids in school. They fill the backpacks with food and give them to kids on Fridays to hold them over for the weekend. This one child who participates in the program told us what they endure weekly. The child has to hide their food in there room from the parents. The child can only take the food out after the parents go to sleep. The reason for the child having to sneak and hide the food is they will take the food and sell it for drugs. If this doesn't touch your heart and show you how if it was not for Second Harvest this would be another hungry child.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Stamp out hunger in the Knox and surrounding counties or atleast make a valiant effort in doing so.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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