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Helping the Helpers: Second Harvest Food Bank

Nonprofits continue to serve our community even as donations dry up and fundraisers are canceled.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee is in great need of essential resources to aid in the response to COVID-19.

The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank is to lead the community in the fight to end hunger. It is the East Tennessee region's largest hunger-relief charity, operating programs in 18 counties. The food bank secures and distributes more than 20 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of 550+ partnering nonprofit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools.

Second Harvest's programs are arranged to reach every demographic in every corner of East Tennessee. From programs specific to children and seniors, to programs specializing in meeting families' needs, no one is forgotten if they are hungry.

People of all ages in East Tennessee are served by Second Harvest Food Bank. These programs are specifically designed to ensure no matter how young or old, no one goes hungry in Second Harvest's 18-county service area.

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