Tremendous Success for Double Your Donation Day 2018!
We are so excited to share donations from the annual Double Your Donation day, which took place Monday, December 10, totaled $684,394. The food bank received $300,000 in matching gifts from sponsors and more than $380,000 in donations from the East Tennessee community.
“One thing I love about East Tennessee, is that even when we reached our goal of $600,000, the phones kept ringing,” said Second Harvest’s Executive Director, Elaine Streno. Streno continued, “Because of DYD, more than 2 million meals will land on the plates of the hungry in the 18 counties Second Harvest serves.”
Double Your Donation takes place during a critical time for the food bank. Following the holiday season, the shelves in the warehouse are empty. Due to the generosity of the community and organizations, Second Harvest will be able to restock the shelves for the start of 2019.
Second Harvest Food Bank would like to extend sincere thanks to the local media, sponsors and all those who donated to make December 10 an outstanding day. Together we are fighting hunger and feeding hope, 365 days a year.