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Second Harvest Food Bank receives 15,000 pounds of food donations

In Moore County, the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee distributes food at the Lynchburg First United Methodist Church on Mechanic Street. (File Photo)

REGIONAL NON-PROFIT NEWS —Three companies recently donated 15,000 pounds of food – equating to 12,500 meals – to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee through a partnership with Feeding America. Food insecurity heighted throughout the pandemic, and Feeding America foodbanks – like Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – struggled to keep up with demand. Walmart, Bimbo Bakeries USA and Tyson Foods joined forces to make the donation.

The food will be distributed to food insecure families in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee including Moore County over the next several weeks. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 460 nonprofit partner agencies including food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. Watch The Lynchburg Times Facebook page for updates on local distribution events. Second Harvest distributes food locally at the Lynchburg First United Methodist Church on Mechanic Street. Their food pantry is open Monday through Thursday from 8-11 a.m. and they serve a meal the first Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to the Second Harvest website.

“We are so thankful to our corporate partners for this generous donation,” said Brad Bornac, Food Resource Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “The pandemic has been extra difficult for families, many of whom never thought they’d be in this situation. Donations like this help us keep up with the increased demand brought on by the pandemic and ensure that no one goes hungry.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee provides a central distribution center for companies, groups, and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee.

Through its partnerships and individual donations, Feeding America – the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States – provides food to millions of Americans through a network of 200 member food banks and 60,000 partner agencies. To find a food drive near you, click here. •

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