OUR MISSION is to feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products to regional agencies that provide services to the needy, ill, children and elderly in Northeast Tennessee.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee works to close the gap on hunger in our eight-county region providing food assistance through charities, faith-based organizations and food bank programs that serve the needy. Assistance is provided in Carter, Greene, Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington Counties.
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Take The Feinstein Challenge – March 01 to April 30 - Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger - For the 17th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger relief agencies nationwide to match a portion of donations agencies receive during March and April. The more monetary donations received by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee from March 1 to April 30, the more money we will get from the challenge! Donated Food items also count and are valued at $1.00 per item.
Sign up Now! ENJOY A DAY OF GOLF and help feed the hungry in Second Harvest Annual Golf Classic, Monday, April 28, 2014 at Blackthorn Club. The tournament is sponsored by Bill Gatton Dealerships, Lunch by Texas Roadhouse – Tee off is 1:00 p.m. Four-man Select Shot. Registration is $600 for a team of 4. Other sponsor levels available. Call (423)279-0430 for details or click here to download the registration form.
Food Insecurity Rates in Northeast Tennessee
The information is provided in an interactive map that allows viewers to find out how widespread hunger is in their community. The map can be found at www.feedingamerica.org/mapthegap. Map the Meal Gap is a detailed analysis of food insecurity done by Feeding America and the only study available that provides county–level estimates of food insecurity in the United States. The study shows 14.8 percent of people in Northeast Tennessee are food insecure, including 26,830 children. Nationally, 15.9% of people are considered food insecure according to the study. In Tennessee 17.1% of people are food insecure, above the national average.