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Second Harvest of Northeast Tennessee distributes more than 1 million pounds of food for Thanksgiving

Staff Report • Nov 27, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Over 1 million pounds of food was distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee during the 6 weeks leading up to Thanksgiving. Over 130 agencies received and distributed the food to individuals, families and seniors in need.

Organizations that received over 10,000 pounds of food or more from the Food Bank during this period include: Assist & Resources Ministries, Colonial Heights Christian Church, Eastside Freewill Baptist Church, Embreeville United Methodist Church, Food Assist of Berea Freewill Baptist Church, Freewill Baptist Ministries, Good Samaritan Ministries, Greeneville Community Ministries, Greeneville Seventh Day Adventist, Hale Community Ministries, Haven of Rest, Johnson City Area Housing Authority, Jonesborough Area Ministerial Association, Little Milligan Care & Share, McDonald Mission Center, Mosheim Community Outreach, Of One Accord, Phillipi Missionary Baptist Church, Roca DeSalvacion, Salvation Army Bristol, Salvation Army Johnson City, University Parkway Baptist Church, West Park Street Church.

In addition over 5,300 Thanksgiving Boxes including a turkey and all the trimmings were also given out as a result of WCQR’s Project Thanksgiving, a partnership with the Food Bank. Second Harvest thanks the community for donating funds to support Project Thanksgiving raising $132,000 to support over 5,300 families that would not have had a traditional Thanksgiving meal this year.

“Everyone has been generous during this Thanksgiving season and we are most grateful,” said Rhonda Chafin, the Food Bank’s Executive Director. “We are thankful for the Northeast Tennessee community for helping us provide food assistance to an average of over 38,000 people each month in the region. Please remember help is needed year round.”

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