Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Food

Location: 127 Dillon Ct Gray TN 37615 USA

Mission: Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is a 501 c3 non-profit organization and a member of the Feeding America network of Food Banks. The mission is to feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products through non-profit agencies and food bank programs that provide services to the needy in an eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee.
Programs: We operate the following programs: * Kids Cafe: The Kids Cafe program was implemented by Second Harvest Food Bank in 1999 in an effort to provide underprivileged children with a nutritious snack or meal at various after school programs in our rural area of Appalachia. * Food for Kids BackPack Program: This collaborative effort between Second Harvest and area schools identifies and reaches needy children who may have little or nothing to eat during the weekend. These children are given nutritious food in individual serving sizes that they can take home and eat. * Second Helpings Food Rescue Program: We partner with local restaurants, caterers, grocery stores, hospitals, hotels and schools to utilize prepared and perishable foods that would otherwise be thrown away. The rescued food is distributed to agencies providing on-site meals to hungry children and families. Two million pounds of food have been rescued through this program. * Mobile Food Bank: Many rural agencies lack sufficient funding or manpower to transport food and grocery items from the Second Harvest warehouse to their agencies. * Mobile Food Pantry: This program provides a mass distribution of food to low-income households at risk for hunger. Second Harvest distributes bags of groceries to public housing residents in various communities on a rotating basis. 25,000 people each month benefit from food provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and its 200 partners.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a wonderful, caring organization! The folks at Second Harvest serve the Northeast Tennessee area and really make a difference in the lives of many in our region. I am so thankful for their work in feeding those in need. I have volunteered with this group and it is well managed and has a great impact on the lives of Tennesseans.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am so impressed by the great work that is being done by this local organization to help feed those most in need. Please consider donating your time and money to Second Harvest NE Tennessee.

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2011

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