How does my group become a Full on Faith Partner
Through Learning, Service, Giving and Advocacy. We ask that each official
"Full on Faith" partner commits to:
- learning about the food bank and local hunger-relief through tours, conferences, Hunger 101 or speaking engagements
- serving as a volunteer group in our salvage/repack area
- giving financial support or in-kind product support
- advocating hunger-relief by publishing hunger-relief themed articles in your newsletter, bulletin, e-newsletter etc; or lining up speaking engagements between Second Harvest and your congregation; or gathering a group of people and lining up a tour of Second Harvest
We will be happy to speak with your congregation at appropriate gatherings
where local hunger-relief mission work can be discussed. We invite your small
group classes, youth groups or entire congregations to tour our facility,
attend a hunger conference or schedule a Hunger 101 class. Knowledge is the key to
Second Harvest needs to know who we should reach out to at your church. Who is actively engaging your congregation in local mission work? Do you have youth pastors or group leaders that would be interested in putting together a team of volunteers to help out at the food bank? Second Harvest has an active volunteer program that can accommodate groups of all sizes and abilities.
Funding is crucial to the success of Second Harvest. The food bank now purchases over half of its inventory. For every $1 that is donated to Second Harvest, 3 complete meals can be provided to a hungry East Tennessean. Do you have a missions committee that we could speak with? Would you be willing to host out an annual love offering for Second Harvest? We can do a lot of good with even a modest gift. Would you be willing to host an annual food drive, sponsor a school in the Food for Kids program, or sponsor a child?
Do you have a newsletter that could include a story about local hunger-relief? Would you be willing to devote 1 sermon a year to the subject of hunger? Are there small group studies, youth groups or classes that would be interested in exploring the theme of hunger? How can you spread the word about the problem of hunger, and the solutions to this problem?