During this critical time, Second Harvest Food Bank is preparing to serve our most vulnerable population in Northeast Tennessee. Food insecure children and their families, individuals and elderly do not have the resources they need to prepare for COVID-19. Food Bank officials are requesting monetary and food donations so that we can meet the additional food needs in our region. Emergency food distribution sites are being established should individuals, families and elderly need food assistance. Currently, Second Harvest and community pantry/soup kitchen partners continue to operate normal hours. “We are working with agency partners to establish emergency disaster pantries and communicating with school officials to determine if mobile pantries are needed. The food bank has established critical function plans to maintain basic business operations if needed,“ said Rhonda Chafin, Executive Director Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.

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People Helped Monthly


Volunteer Hours

1,469,225 lbs

Mobile Food Pantry Distribution

10,800,000 lbs

Total Annual Food Distribution

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