Every dollar donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will be matched for Monday only.


(WBIR) If you're looking for a way to make a impact over the holidays, today's the time to donate because every dollar you give to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee will be matched.

Second Harvest Food Bank is East Tennessee's largest hunger-relief charity; operating programs in 18 counties, which serves 168,000 people. A group of anonymous donors will match every donation up to $150,000 for Monday only.

Donations are definitely needed, especially during the holidays, in our region. The holidays have depleted much of the non-profit's supply of food. Second Harvest hopes "Double Your Donation Day" will stock the shelves for the next couple months. This food will go a long way to help others. Just $1 will feed three people.

Lots of people in East Tennessee go to bed hungry every day. One in six people in our region live in poverty and have trouble meeting basic needs. One in five children in East Tennessee are at-risk of going hungry today. Plus, the need for seniors continues to rise.

Here are three ways you can donate:

  1. Call (865) 243-8227
  2. Text HUNGER to 501501 to donate $10
  3. You can also visit www.secondharvestetn.org