Food Sourcing

The Food Sourcing Program offers free, discount and purchased products to non-profit agency partners. Product offerings include canned, packaged, frozen and fresh goods. Non-Profit Agencies utilizing Food Sourcing generally place an order online and then pick up product directly from the food bank facility.

Food Sourcing partnering organizations include FISH Hospitality Pantry, Western Heights, Fish Network, Sevier County Food Ministry, Central Services, Fentress County Food Pantry, Food Life Services of Campbell County, Norris Area Pantry, Manna House, Hands of Mercy,  Ladies of Charity, Bread of Life, Storehouse, KARM and dozens of other pantries, shelters, kitchens and community centers.

On average, Second Harvest provides East Tennessee pantries with over 75% of the food they distribute to the hungry.

Food Sourcing offerings include:

  • USDA Government Commodities: These products are free for agencies that meet government requirements and fill out the mandatory paperwork.
  • Free Products: Time sensitive, mass bulk, damaged and seasonal products are often offered at no fee. In fact over half of the food Second Harvest offers other non-profits, is free.
  • Discounted Products: These are generally canned or cased items and are offered to non-profit organizations for a small fee to help cover logistics
  • Purchased Products: Second Harvest purchases staple items requested by agencies. We pool agency requests and purchases items in bulk and often at an additional discounted rate.  This allows agencies to benefit from hundreds of purchasing relationships Second Harvest has locally and nationally.
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