Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee Honored our Volunteers for over 20 Hours Service with Lunch Donated by McAlister’s Deli, Kingsport on April 14, 2015.
In observation of National Volunteer Week Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee recognized volunteers who have given 20 hours or more in service over the past year with a Volunteer Appreciation Lunch at the Food Bank, 1020 Jericho Drive, Kingsport, TN on April 14, 2015. Food for the lunch was donated by McAlister’s® Deli, Kingsport. Volunteers are absolutely vital to the overall success of Second Harvest Food Bank. During 2014 over 15,000 volunteer hours were given – an average of 1,764 hours per month. In addition, ten workers were provided through VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) and Americorp.
Each week volunteers sort and box food at the food bank warehouse, fill over 5,000 bags each month for the Food for Kids backpack program during the school year, help distribute food in various communities at over 40 Mobile Food Pantry sites, help give out health and nutrition information through the food bank’s new outreach program, help with office work and much more.
Volunteer information is available on the Second Harvest websitewww.netfoodbank.org