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With only 5 days left in the Walmart Fight Hunger Spark Change 21 day campaign Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is asking the entire Northeast Tennessee community including all our Agencies, Volunteers, Donors and Friends to help the Food Bank stay in the running for one of fifty $60,000 awards going to Feeding America food banks getting the most online votes through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 5. 

 “This $60,000 can go a long way toward feeding the hungry in Northeast Tennessee,” said Rhonda Chafin, Executive Director of Second Harvest. “This award can provide as many as 270,000 meals. We have averaged about 250 votes each day and we appreciate everyone who is voting but we are concerned that it may not be enough to keep us in the top 50. We need more people to vote daily now through the end of the campaign on October 5. We are competing for the funds with some very large cities that may come up from behind and take us out of the running.”

Second Harvest is asking everyone to cast their vote once every 24 hours every day this week until the campaign ends this Sunday, October 5 at and be sure and type in TN in the search bar and choose Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee.  Anyone age 13 or older can participate with their facebook login. Walmart is not collecting personal data from the campaign.

If the Food Bank is successful in winning one of the $60,000 awards, a portion of the funds will be shared with the following organizations: Assistance Resource Ministries (ARM), Elizabethton; Greeneville Community Ministry, Greeneville; Of One Accord Ministry, Rogersville; St. Anthony’s Bread, Mountain City; Haven of Rest, Bristol, The Salvation Army, Kingsport; Unicoi Church of God, Unicoi; Good Samaritan Ministries, Johnson City; University Parkway Baptist Church, Johnson City.  

To place a vote visit, enter the state of Tennessee and click on Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. You can also contact the Food Bank at (423)279-0430.       


To place a vote visit , enter the state of Tennessee and click on Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. You can also contact the Food Bank at (423)279-0430.       












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