Many hungry people in rural communities turn to their local church or community food pantry for a meal from time to time. These non-profit organizations would like to utilize Second Harvest as a source for food, but often do not have the funds or equipment necessary to travel to the Second Harvest facility to pick up the food they need to serve to the hungry in their area.
Rural Route helps solve this problem by delivering supplies directly to Rural food pantries. Every week, a Second Harvest vehicle is loaded with items at our facility and then travels along a scheduled route delivering food to dozens of various non-profits that serve the hungry in their local area.
You can help Second Harvest supply Rural community non-profit partners with the food they need to feed the hungry in all corders of East Tennessee by sponsoring the Rural Route Program. If you represent a food pantry interested in participating in Rural Route, please email Zane Graves, Operations Director.
“Our food pantry could not operate without the Rural Route program. The food that comes in helps us keep our doors open and feed more people.” – Rural Route Church Pantry Site Coordinator