In today’s episode, I’m speaking with Nancy Keil, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, and Alison McArthur, the Director of Community Achieves at Metro Nashville Public Schools, as we discuss food insecurity across the state of Tennessee and how partnerships with organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank can be valuable resources to school districts. While Second Harvest Food Bank provides a central distribution center to help provide food for hungry people, it also oversees multiple programs that directly benefit school districts, such as the Afterschool Meal Program, the Kids Café, and the School Food Pantry – to name a few. Listen in today to learn more about how school districts can support students and families who struggle with food insecurity.
Throughout today’s episode, the below information was mentioned that school districts can utilize to learn more about ways to partner with their local food bank.
Contact Information for your Local Food Bank:
- Nancy Keil firstname.lastname@example.org Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee – Nashville | www.secondharvestmidtn.org
- Cathy Pope email@example.com | MidSouth Food Bank – Memphis | https://www.midsouthfoodbank.org/
- Elaine Streno firstname.lastname@example.org | Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee – Knoxville | https://secondharvestetn.org/
- Rhonda Chafin email@example.com | Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee – Kingsport | https://netfoodbank.org/
- Melissa Blevins firstname.lastname@example.org | Chattanooga Area Food Bank | https://chattfoodbank.org/
- 2018 Tennessee Comptroller Report on Community Schools
- Registration to a virtual learning summit in September
- Click here to access the website to the State Coalition with community school districts across the state.