NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee introduced the Mobile Food Pantry program in July 2007 to deliver fresh produce, dairy products and other grocery items directly to individuals in need.
Last Friday, with the help of Tennessee Titans' cornerback Coty Sensabaugh, Second Harvest served more than 250 families in need at the Mobile Food Pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Nashville.
Sensabaugh donated $1,500 to underwrite the cost of canned items, staple foods and a seasonal canned ham for the holidays to families in need through the Mobile Food Pantry facilitated through Catholic Charities at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
With the help of this generous donation, the families in need were supplied with five to seven days of nutritious food that they otherwise would not have the means to acquire.
"The Mobile Pantry program that Second Harvest does is a great way to get nutritious food into the hands of those who need it," said Sensabaugh. "I feel honored to be a part of the food donations for this Mobile Pantry and to have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact it has on the families in need."
In addition to the monetary donation, Sensabaugh was onsite at the Mobile Food Pantry on Friday serving as a volunteer to distribute food to those in need.
"Having individuals in our community like Coty Sensabaugh that donate time, money and food to the food bank's efforts are vital to our success in feeding the hungry throughout middle Tennessee," said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest. "We are grateful for Coty's generosity and appreciate his willingness to not only donate the funds to make this Mobile Food Pantry possible, but to also donate his time to help distribute the food to those in need."
One in six adults and one in four children are struggling with hunger in Tennessee. 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.
For more information on supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org. Updates are also available on Twitter (@2harvestmidtn), Facebook (Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee) and at www.secondharvestmidtn.org/blog/.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 400 non-profit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our 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, please visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org.
About Catholic Charities of Tennessee
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, celebrating the 50th anniversary of its July 1962 establishment, served 69,000 people living in 38 Middle Tennessee counties last year. Operating on behalf of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nashville and its congregants, the agency's major areas of community involvement include refugee and immigrant services, adoptions and parental support, counseling, senior services, education and job training, basic needs (including feeding, housing and clothing assistance), and advocacy, speaking on behalf of those without a voice. Catholic Charities is a licensed child placement agency of the State of Tennessee and certified as an Adult Day Care provider. Its adoption program is Hague Accredited. Services are available to people of every religious, ethnic, cultural and racial background. The Tennessee Office for Refugees is a department of Catholic Charities of Tennessee. For more information, visit www.cctenn.org or like us on Facebook.
About Hispanic Family Services
Hispanic Family Services, an initiative of Catholic Charities' Family Assistance and Community Employment (FACE) department, offers programs focused on health and education to members of Middle Tennessee's growing Spanish-speaking population. Last year, approximately 2,600 clients of all ages were served. Hispanic Family Services is based at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church on Nolensville Road in south Nashville.