As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand for food in the Nashville area has jumped from 600,000 pounds a week to a million pounds a week — a 40 percent increase over this time last year, according to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Between unemployment rates skyrocketing and schools (a source of free or reduced cost breakfasts and lunches) being closed, vulnerable children are at risk. At the same time, donations of food are down, distribution and other expenses are up, and all of Second Harvest’s fundraising events have been cancelled. In response to the massive need in Nashville, we’ve joined CapitalSpring and Bailey Southwell & Co. to form a “Business Builders” fundraising consortium.
We’ve wrangled the support of friends, associates, and other local businesses to fight hunger, raising over $125,000 in the span of a few weeks. To join the Business Builders’ coalition and donate, please visit our fundraising page.
View the official announcement in The Tennessean here.