Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Sponsors 34 Summer Food Service Programs
Nashville, TN (June 3, 2014)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee has partnered with Goodall Homes to create a Hunger Free Summer by raising public awareness of the childhood hunger issues in our community.
For many children, when school lets out, hunger sets in. Nearly 400,000 children in Tennessee do not know where their next meal will come from. During the school year, many of these children receive free or reduced-free meals, but these children are at risk of missing meals during the summer months.
At Second Harvest, the mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the community. “We believe that investing in child nutrition is an investment in a healthier future,” said Jaynee Day, President and CEO at Second Harvest. “Our childhood hunger programs are targeted to provide children with nutrition assistance throughout the year, and we are thankful to have Goodall Homes join us in our efforts this summer.”
“It is very humbling for the Goodall Homes team to partner with Second Harvest in the fight against hunger,” says Bob Goodall, President and Owner of Goodall Homes. “Our goal is to help raise awareness of how hunger affects our friends and neighbors.”
For the past several years, Second Harvest has provided summer meals to children in need through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which is administered by the Department of Human Services under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In 2013, this program provided more than 43,000 nutritious meals during the summer months.
This summer, Second Harvest will sponsor 34 SFSP sites across its 46-county service area to ensure that children continue to have access to nutritious meals. These sites include schools, faith-based organizations, and community centers. There is no registration or documentation required for nine of the open sites listed
below; children simply need to be present to have a nutritious meal with their peers. In addition to food, many sites provide educational enrichment and recreational activities that help children continue to learn and stay safe and active while school is not in session.
In addition to the Summer Feeding Program, Second Harvest provides a variety of other programs to help feed children, families and seniors in need every summer and throughout the year. To learn more about Second Harvest’s efforts to create a Hunger Free Summer and to get involved, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our
community. 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.
About Goodall Homes
Bob Goodall, Jr. began building homes in 1983. Locally owned and operated, Goodall Homes builds single family homes, townhomes, condos and villas throughout Middle Tennessee. The Goodall Homes team mirrors Bob’s commitment to service and excellence in homebuilding. Market Graphics Research Group recently named
Goodall Homes 2nd on their Top 50 Builders Report for the Nashville market. The Nashville Business Journal has consistently recognized Goodall Homes as one of the top 5 fastest-growing private companies in Nashville for the past two years. For more information about Goodall Homes, please visit www.GoodallHomes.com