Authored By: Iris Garrett
You may recall that our Advocate Capital, Inc. Team Hope made a visit to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee last month as part of this year’s Injury Board Day of Action (you can read about our experience here). However, not only did our team pledge to help the food bank sort and pack frozen goods on that specific day, but we also pledged to donate a few items of our own throughout the entire holiday season.
For the past month, Advocate Capital has been hosting a food drive for Second Harvest. We have been collecting some of the food bank’s most-needed items (canned meat, canned vegetables and fruit, soup, cereal, peanut butter, and pasta) in an effort to go above and beyond for the 1 in 7 Middle Tennesseans who struggle to put food on the table every day. We also set a goal to raise $1,000 in online food donations to submit to Second Harvest. We are excited to share that we exceeded that goal by collecting $1,063—enough to provide more than 4,000 meals for Tennesseans in need!
In addition to the money raised in our online food drive, Advocate Capital Team Hope members brought in 133 pounds of food into the office within the last month! Thank you to all who donated and supported Second Harvest’s mission to fight hunger and provide hope in Middle and West Tennessee! We are thankful to be able to work together with the nonprofit to make an impact on our community.