So far, so good, but Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee still has a ways to go to meet a self-imposed goal for its Feeding Hope Challenge holiday fundraising campaign.
Through money and food donations the charity has raised the equivalent of six million meals, but with less than two weeks left in the year, the charity still has ground to make up to reach its self-imposed goal of 10 million meals by January.
“The meals we raise in this campaign are the bread and butter of our yearlong efforts to feed the hungry, and we still have a ways to go,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest. “The goal is large because the need is great, and I encourage every Middle Tennessean to consider helping their hungry neighbors through the Feeding Hope Challenge.”
The food bank is still seeking both cash and food donations to meet the 10 million-meal mark, which signifies the largest goal in the history of its Feeding Hope Challenge.
According to the charity, one in six adults and one in four children in America are what is referred to as food insecure, or unsure of how they will get their next meal.
Donations to Second Harvest help to fund the food bank’s feeding programs and food resources for emergency food assistance programs in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Second Harvest has stated it can turn every dollar donated into four meals for those who are hungry.
For more information on supporting Second Harvest or to donate, visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.