Each year at the TANA Annual Meeting we support a charity. This year at the TANA 77th Annual Meeting we will be supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
If you are attending the meeting we ask that you PLEASE bring canned goods. A can, a bag of food, or a donation. ANYTHING WILL HELP. If you will not be at the meeting and would still like to make a donation please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
We will keep track of your donations, and there will be a MEN Vs. WOMEN contest! For the team that brings the most food and/or a donation, there will be a CASH prize drawing!
Some facts from Second Harvest…..Did you know?
1 in 6 Tennesseans is at risk of hunger
1 in 4 Children in Tennessee does not know where their next meal will come from
46 Tennessee counties we serve
20,712 Square miles covered by the vital work of our food bank
23,955,957 Pounds of food distributed
19,963,298 Meals we provided
6,000,000+ Pounds of fresh produce distributed
52,058 Emergency Food Boxes provided
135,000+ Hungry household members we fed through our Emergency Food Box program last year
16 Emergency Food Box sites throughout Davidson County
2,500 Children per week that receive free meals and snacks through the Kids Cafe program
350,000+ Kids Cafe meals and snacks provided to low income children through a variety of community locations-such as after-school programs
6,929 Hungry children in Middle Tennessee receiving a BackPack, a bag of easy-to-prepare food to take home with them over the weekend and holidays
216 Mobile Pantries, our one-day large scale distribution hosted by churches and partner agencies, conducted primarily in rural areas
135,000+ Individuals in needy families who were served at our Mobile Pantries
4 Meals Second Harvest can provide for our hungry neighbors with each donated $1 (96¢ of each $1 goes directly to our programs to feed people)
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.