March 21 – Annual Junior League Food Drive
The Junior Leagues of Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City hold one of the region’s largest food drives at Food City Stores for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee and Feeding America Southwest VA. Most needed are nutritious items including canned meats, beans, entrees, vegetables, and fruits and boxed goods such as pasta and rice. For more information visit
April 27 – Second Harvest Food Bank Annual Golf Classic -
sponsored by Bill Gatton Dealerships, Monday, April 27, 2015, The Blackthorn Club. Tee off is 1:00 p.m. four man select shot format. Many sponsor levels are available. Teams of 4: $600. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is a 501c3 non-profit organization. The Food Bank secures and distributes food to over 200 charities that provide food for the needy in eight counties in our region. About 40,000 people receive food from Second Harvest each month. To register call 423)279-0430 or email
May 9 – Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
This food drive sponsored by The National Association of Letter Carriers is held each year on the second Saturday in May. It is the nation’s largest single-day food drive benefitting food banks in the Feeding America network. To participate Postal patrons can leave a sturdy bag containing non-perishable foods, such as canned soup, canned vegetables, pasta, rice or cereal next to their mailbox prior to the time of regular mail delivery.
Watch for a reminder postcard in your mailbox. For more information visit
August 6 – The Farmer & The Chef –
6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at The Blackthorn Club, 1501 Ridges Club Dr., Jonesborough, TN 37659. Local Farmers and chefs partner to create a unique culinary experience using available seasonal products to prepare their signature dishes. Also included are silent and live auctions. Proceeds from this major fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee go directly to help feed the individuals and families in our region that may go hungry due to lack of access to food. At the same time, this event helps establish sustainable relationships between local farmers and chefs which are vital to the well-being of our community. Reservations can be made by calling the Food Bank (423)279-0430.
September 3 – Hunger Action Month Kickoff and Business After Hours at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee, 1020 Jericho Drive, Kingsport, TN 37663, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Visit