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Attend Travel Show to Support Second Harvest Food Bank


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Sunset in Acapulco

More than 20 travel companies will come together again for the AAA Cruise and Travel Show to offer hundreds of vacation possibilities, door prizes and travel deals on Saturday, February 9 from 12 – 4 p.m. at the Millennium Centre, Johnson City behind the Carnegie Hotel. AAA travel experts will be available to help you plan and book your dream vacation and answer any questions you have. Plus, you can register to win the grand prize, a Royal Caribbean Cruise.

100% of admission fees, $6 ($5 for AAA members), will benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. Food Donations will also be accepted at the door.“The Cruise and Travel Show is a fun event with a great pay off- incredible deals and helping our community,” said Donna Ottinger, Field Travel Manager. The Food Bank is happy that AAA has chosen Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee again this year as the Charity to benefit from the travel show. AAA’s support through the years has helped us meet the need for food assistance in Northeast Tennessee.”


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Student Food Drive Promotes Charity And Student Development

The Food Bank began its 5th annual Student Food Drive on October 2, 2012 with a Kick-Off Party for participating students.

Students and Advisors from area high schools have signed up to hold food drives and help raise food to feed people in the region with a food drive that runs from October 2 to November 8.  High school students challenge each other to participate in this challenge to receive cash awards based on school population and the amount of pounds of food collected per student.

The Student Food Drive accomplishes two goals – to participate in the immediate effort of collecting food and donating it to the Food Bank; and, to encourage young people to either start or enhance their commitment to volunteer service.  The Food Drive develops student leadership by challenging them to raise food, collect money to purchase food, and then find a way to deliver the food to the Food Bank. Last year over 38,000 pounds of food was collected by high school students in the region.

Supporters of the Food Bank are encouraged to support their local school’s efforts.  All high schools in the eight-county region that still wish to participate are encouraged to contact the Food Bank at (423)477-4053, x. 224 or to sign up.




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URGENT! Loosing our Lead win $1 Million to fight hunger in our area! VOTE NOW

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Folks, we’re about to loose our lead, other communities are making a HUGE move. They’ve gained thousands of votes yesterday. This $1,000,000 would go so far to help our region to help the 93,000 people living in poverty in our Northeast Tennessee Region.  It doesn’t cost anything to help in this campaign only a few minutes of your time to vote on facebook.  Won’t you please vote for the next four days!  

Please vote for Johnson City (it’s really the whole region) by clicking the highlighted link below (Facebook). Please click the link below to help now:

Our mission is to feed the hungry by securing and distributing food and grocery products to non-profit agencies that provide services to the needy in the eight-county region of Northeast Tennessee.
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in Upcoming Events


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Project Thanksgiving 2011

Project Thanksgiving 2011

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We just completed our Project Thanksgiving 2011. We would love to hear some stories from anyone who was part of it on the giving or receiving end?

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Emerging Power series: Rhonda Chafin, executive director of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee

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Posted by on November 23, 2011 in Upcoming Events


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Project Thanksgiving 2011 – Thanksgiving feast for a family in need


88.3 WCQR Project Thanksgiving

WCQR is once again teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank for “PROJECT THANKSGIVING”. For only $25, your family will provide a Thanksgiving feast for a family in need. Your donation will provide turkey with all the trimmings, beans, corn, potatoes and gravy, cranberry sauce, mac & cheese, bread, and dessert as well as a New Testament Bible for each family. Our goal this year is to feed 5,000 families our area! Get with your friends, families, co-workers, church groups, etc and make feeding families your fall project! What a great way to bless someone at Thanksgiving! Contact Us or visit

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Top 4 Ways to Help End Hunger

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There are various ways that you can make a lasting, worthwhile contribution to the organization and help end hunger in Northeast Tennessee.  

DONATE YOUR MONEY : Your financial donations are crucial to our mission and objectives.  Please give to the Food Bank and feed hungry citizens in Northeast Tennessee!

DONATE YOUR TIME:  Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals, businesses, and school/church/civic groups.  Your volunteering spirit is needed to assist the Food Bank’s work of feeding hungry citizens

DONATE YOUR FOOD:   Second Harvest heavily relies on your food donations to successfully reach our mission.  Your donations are distributed to 200 partner agencies who then serve those citizens in need.  Realize the difference you can make in the lives of hungry people by making a food donation.

DONATE YOUR VOICE:  Word of mouth is one of the best types of promotion and advertising.  When you gave your time, money, and/or food donation to Second Harvest, you did so because you believed in the organization’s mission.  Help the Food Bank articulate its mission to your co-workers, church family, community organization, and/or elected officials.

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