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Second Harvest Kicks Off ‘Hunger Free Summer’ Campaign

Second Harvest Kicks Off ‘Hunger Free Summer’ Campaign

CREATED Jun 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee kicked off its summer campaign, in an effort to help children in danger of going hungry.

The Second Harvest Food Bank launched its “Hunger Free Summer” campaign on Wednesday, at the Northwest Family YMCA in Nashville.

The organization has 32 food service programs across Middle Tennessee, with 17 of those programs in Davidson County, alone.

Mayor Karl Dean was in attendance, along with many other supporters of the non-profit. All recognized the necessity for children to have meals and proper nutrition.

"It's very important and we all know that children in order to learn and to grow have to have good proper nutrition. And, during the summer months if they don't have a good summer food program available to them, then they're going to lack that ability then when they return to school, they may have more health issues,” said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest.

Second Harvest also distributes to 450 non-profit partner agencies in 46 in Tennessee. For more information, visit their website.