Fighting hunger in Tennessee
6/29/11 – Last month, South Central regional associates and their families took part in a mobile food pantry for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The team spent several hours on a warm Saturday morning packing food bags for more than 270 families in the community.
“It was great to be able to spend time talking with families and getting to know them,” said Mason Green, senior personal lines underwriter in the South Central region. Mason was one of more than a dozen associates who volunteered at the mobile pantry.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest food banks and food distribution centers in the U.S. They provide food and personal care products to more than 400 non-profit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. These partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, foster care facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs.
In support of Nationwide’s continued partnership with Feeding America, Paul Robinson, operations director for the South Central region, presented Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with a $30,000 check from the Nationwide Foundation.
“We’re pleased to be able to support Second Harvest on their mission to wipe out hunger,” said Paul.
The $30,000 grant represents a portion of $1 million in funds donated in May by the Nationwide Insurance Foundation to Feeding America. These funds were donated to 21 food banks across the country, including Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee.
To show their appreciation to Nationwide, Second Harvest recently renamed one of their regional office’s conference rooms “The Nationwide Insurance Conference Room.”
“We look forward to our continued partnership with Second Harvest,” said Paul. “It’s one more way we’re able to be On Your Side for thousands of people in our communities.”