Second Harvest Feeding Hope Challenge extended to Dec. 19

Vanderbilt’s partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to collect food as part of the Feeding Hope Challenge ends Monday, Dec. 19. Please consider giving today.

The Second Harvest Food Bank estimates there are 417,000 fellow Middle Tennesseans currently struggling with hunger.

More than 40 collection boxes for nonperishable food items have been set up around campus, including at One Hundred Oaks and some Green Hills and Williamson County locations.

As the economic crisis and high rates of unemployment continue, the need for food assistance remains urgent. In any given week, more than 21,000 people receive emergency food assistance from a food pantry, soup kitchen or shelter served by Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

Donations to Second Harvest and volunteers are currently needed.

Contact: Michael Ondek,, or
Amanda Carlen,