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Government Relations

The Food Bank maintains frequent communication with elected officials.  Such contact is necessary due to the public sector’s involvement with such actions as federal and state appropriations to the US and Tennessee Departments of Agriculture and issues such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Summer Food Service Program.

As a nonprofit organization, the Food Bank is nonpartisan on specific items such as the endorsement of candidates for public office or contributing to a candidate’s campaign.  However, the Food Bank upholds a collegial relationship with the region’s elected officials, stressing to them the need for enhanced collaboration among the public, private, and nonprofit sector to fight hunger in Northeast Tennessee.

Click here  for a listing of elected officials in Northeast Tennessee.

Hungry? Find Food.

The Food Bank works with partner agencies to distribute food throughout the area. Find an agency near you that can help.

Virtual Food Drive





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The Feeding America logo is a registered trademark or trademark of Feeding America in the U.S. and certain other countries and is used under license.  Some Second Harvest Food Bank Programs are registered trademarks of Feeding America including: 30 ways in 30 days, BackPack Program, Hunger Action Month, Hunger in America Kids Café, School Pantry, Summer Food and Together we can Solve Hunger.