EVENTS OF THE MONTH

No Kid Hungry 

America’s kids need us. The coronavirus is closing schools nationwide, and millions of vulnerable children are losing the school meals they depend on. For some, it’s the only food they’ll receive in a given day. We have a plan to feed kids, but we need your help today to continue our work to ensure every kid gets three meals a day.

Nashville Strong Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, you have always shown that you are a community ready to respond.

 

The tornadoes that have devastated Nashville, Germantown, Donelson, Mt. Juliet and additional areas around middle Tennessee are no exception.

Second Harvest Food Bank 

Our team at Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County has been laser focused and strategically planning for the anticipated spread of Coronavirus / COVID-19 since late February. We conducted a mandatory all staff or “all hands” meeting and conference call on March 2nd. We were joined by several pantry members and our public relations team as this began the mobilization of our crisis planning and communication process.

Our management team, along with specialists comprised of some 20+ individuals, have been meeting daily since 3/9 to work our plan and prepare for what is now very real; the closure of public schools and the economic impact of business closures and social distancing. We have the good fortune of having an Emergency Management Consultant volunteering his time and available for our daily “COVID-19 Update” huddles moving forward.

Simply put, we need funding to purchase truckloads of shelf-stable food. Spread the word among family, friends and co-workers as every dollar counts during this crisis. We are counting on our community banding together to make sure that all Orange County residents are well nourished and have the best chance of making it through the weeks ahead. Click here to donate.

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