Corporate partnerships are essential to the success of Second Harvest and hunger-relief initiatives in our community. Corporations help through direct fund raising, event and program sponsorships, volunteerism, matching gifts, advocacy, employee engagements, food drives and many other ways.
To learn more contact Corporate Partnership, Marketing and Sponsorship Opportunities call us at 865-243-8201 or email
Support our Programs
Second Harvest offers a variety of opportunities for corporate partnership and employee engagement. Partners provide food, funds and volunteers-critical support to achieve our mission. Learn more about our programs here.
Sponsor a School Backpack Program
Food for Kids provides backpacks filled with kid friendly food for school age children to take home with them on Fridays. Your company can sponsor an entire school for just $2,800 a year. Your sponsorship will provide weekend meals, emergency food support for families, and backpacks for all the children who need help in one school for an entire year. Click here for Sponsorship Form. To email our staff about sponsorship opportunties
Sponsor an Event
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee holds several fundraising events throughout the year with numerous sponsorship opportunities. Second Harvest Food Bank makes a special effort to ensure sponsors are recognized before, during, and after all events in all media including tv, radio, newspaper, website, brochures and all other printed materials. Of course, the biggest benefit is helping to feed hungry people in your community. To learn more about these events and how you can be a food bank sponsor, please contact
Plan a Food Drive
Local organizations can help Second Harvest by hosting a food drive or virtual (on-line) food drive that provides food for hungry men, women and children. Second Harvest works with a variety of corporations to coordinate many food drives a year. Last year 240,600 meals were provided through food drive efforts. For information about hosting a food drive click here.
Host a Corporate Event Day
Have fun while you raise money for those in need. The following events have been very successful with companies throughout our community. Dress Down Fridays, Fall Tailgate Party, Summer Cook Out, Book Sales, Bake Sales, Etc.
Corporate volunteering is a great way to get employees involved in the community and to continue active team building. Second Harvest is proud to say that 20,000 hours of volunteer service were provided last year alone helping keep the majority of our funds going toward food purchasing. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information and to get your team started.
By aligning your company with a well-recognized charity, you will further position your brand as a charitable member of the community. Research about nonprofit and corporate partnerships shows more goodwill for the corporate partner through the increased visibility of their philanthropy, leading to enhanced brand loyalty, a differentiated company and well-motivated employees.