Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups, & individuals who wished to help provide food for Middle TN’s hungry. SH’s mission is to feed hungry people in 37 counties of Middle TN and reduce food waste through an efficient system of collection and distribution. Today, SHFB of Middle TN is one of the largest and most comprehensive of the 189 food banks nationwide. During the 1999-2000 fiscal year, SH distributed over 11 million pounds of food to hundreds of partner agencies, providing enough food for almost 8 million meals to hungry men, women, & children in the Middle TN area.