Dollar General Kicks Off Local Food Drive to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Goodlettsville-based retailer holds food drive in approximately 270 stores
In keeping with its corporate mission of Serving Others, Dollar General began its middle Tennessee food drive, which will collect non-perishable foods to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The food drive will continue through the end of the September.
“Dollar General is proud to partner with Second Harvest to help end hunger in the middle Tennessee communities we call home,” said Denine Torr, Dollar General’s director of community initiatives. “With approximately 400,000 people in middle Tennessee unsure where their next meal will come from, food donations from Dollar General customers and employees truly make a difference.”
In 2012, the Dollar General food drive provided over 20,000 pounds of food, equating to approximately 25,000 meals, to middle Tennessee children, seniors and families facing hunger. Additionally, Dollar General has donated $50,000 to Second Harvest over the past two years to further support its mission.
According to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which serves 46 Tennessee counties, one in six Americans and one in four children are at risk of hunger. In fact, 31 percent of those served by Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee are children.
"We value our continued partnership with Dollar General and its associates," said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. "This food drive is a great way for the community to get involved in the fight against hunger during Hunger Action Month."
Posted on: 9/14/2013