Saturday, August 30, 2008

Second Harvest Food Bank

Emergency Food Box Program

Second Harvest manages an Emergency Food Box program to feed hungry individuals and families on an urgent-need basis. Second Harvest distributes emergency food items at 15 locations throughout Davidson County. The sites are conveniently located for easy accessibility—either within walking distance or access by public transportation—in low-income populated areas. Families are directed to the appropriate location based on their zip code. An emergency food box provides two to three- days' worth of staple food items, based on the number of members in each household. The boxes contain non-perishable items such as canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned meat, macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, peanut butter, cereal and crackers.

Food for the Emergency Food Box program is provided through many sources including individual, corporate and organizational food drives, collection barrels at Davidson County Kroger and Food Lion grocery stores, and community-wide food drives such as the Tennessee Titans Food Drive, the Nashville Predators Food Drive, and the Letter Carriers' Food Drive.

How can I get help?

1. Call Second Harvest at 615-329-3491 to find the food pantry closest to you.


Send an e-mail to find the food pantry closest to you.

2. Bring Social Security cards for each member of your household and something with your address on it (piece of mail, bill, lease, etc.)
Note: Persons who do not have a social security number can still receive a food box.

How can I give help?

Visit our “Get Involved” pages to see the many ways in which you can support the Emergency Food Box program and help feed your Nashville neighbors.