Nashville, Tenn. – The Nashville Predators are teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank and FOX 17 for the Feeding Hope Challenge – whose goal is to raise 10 million meals for hungry children, seniors and families this holiday season – with a food bank drive this Thursday, Nov. 15, one week before Thanksgiving, from 6 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on the Bridgestone Arena Plaza.
Those who would like to participate in the drive can simply drive by the Bridgestone Arena Plaza on Fifth Avenue and Nashville Predators on-air personalities and staff, GNASH, the Predators Dancers and Ice Girls will meet them at their vehicles to accept donations; non-perishable food items or monetary donations for those in need throughout Middle Tennessee. The most needed items are peanut butter, canned meat (chicken/tuna), canned fruits and vegetables, soups and stews, and pasta and cereal.
In addition to Second Harvest donation trucks being set up on the plaza all day, activities will be ongoing, with food trucks on hand during the lunch hours.
One in six adults and one in four children are struggling with hunger in Middle Tennessee, and the holiday season is one of Second Harvest’s busiest times. Recent data from Second Harvest’s Partner Agencies, reports that demand for services is up 18 percent compared to last year.
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide and also a member of Feeding America – The Nation’s Food Bank Network. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Their partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
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