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The Wild Feather's Virtual Food Drive

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Hover over a picture to learn about some of the people you’re helping.

Anita

Anita has been visiting Second Harvest’s Produce Truck since it first started bringing fresh food to her apartment complex. There are times when her knees are so swollen she can’t go to the store on her own. Having The Produce Truck come right to her takes away those accessibility barriers. “It’s still a challenge, but I know I can get down here. Someone is going to help me get back up.” Anita often shares her meals with residents who for mobility or health reasons can’t leave their rooms. Her favorite part about receiving fresh produce? “It’s fresh fruit and produce. It’s not junk. It makes you cook more. I’m eating healthier!”

Shae and Joshua

Shae, Joshua and their children moved to Murfreesboro in order to create a better life for themselves. They say that there are more opportunities in the bigger city and more forms of assistance that give them the chance for a new start. Shae says that the assistance they have been receiving has helped them to feed their kids three times a day. Right now they have set a goal for themselves to get a house and support themselves, but it’s expensive in TN. “If it wasn’t for this organization, my kids would go hungry.” says Shae.

Ximena

Gallatin Shalom Zone is an afterschool at-risk feeding program for children of local residents. The children arrive after school to eat a meal, provided by Second Harvest Food Bank, and work on their homework with the assistance of afterschool program staff members, and play outside. The meals that kids receive at the afterschool program are vital to their overall wellbeing, “Many of the parents work during the day, and when they come by to pick up their children, it is very late for dinner. It improves behavior, focus, energy and everything that goes with food.”, says the Shalom Zone director.

Barry

Barry has been living in the area for a long time now, and he stops to pick up food at the Ark depending on the season — often winters are harder than summers. While at the pantry, Barry is also picking up some food to take to his mother, who is 83 years old. He gets some Food Stamps, but they are not that much. Barry is also disabled, he was a construction superintendent, but has been out of work since 2007. He also used to be in the Army. “I am a survivor,” says Barry.
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In Middle Tennessee, 1 in 8 adults including 1 in 7 children struggle with hunger every day. Hunger is closer than you think, but so is the solution. Currently, Second Harvest is experiencing a startling increase in need and more people than ever are using the food bank’s resources for the first time. 


The Wild Feathers is fundraising on behalf of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to support their mission of feeding hungry people and working to solve hunger issues in our community. 

At Second Harvest $1=4 meals, and The Wild Feather's goal is to raise 100,000 meals for kids and their families in the community in a 100 days! 


Second Harvest is distributing nearly 40% more pounds of food per week compared to this time last year. Simultaneously, grocery store food donations have declined more than 30%, and food drive donations are at a standstill. This means Second Harvest must purchase an additional 100,000 pounds of food each week to feed our Middle Tennessee neighbors. By supporting our Virtual Food Drive, your gift will provide hope to those in need.

How you can help

If you’re able, please help us purchase food for our disaster response efforts. Click the ‘Donate’ button below and give what you can! 

Second Harvest is proud to report that 96 cents of every dollar is donated directly to programming.

Together, we will fight hunger and feed hope.

Personal Progress:
Goal:
$25,000.00
Achieved:
$450.00
2 percent of goal achieved.
Achievements
3923

Goal: $25,000.00