#GivingTuesdayNow for Food for Kids

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#GivingTuesdayNow for Food for Kids

May 5

Second Harvest ETN giving tuesday

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.”

For #GivingTuesdayNow, Second Harvest is asking for East Tennessee’s support of the Food for Kids program. Since schools are closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year, Second Harvest is aware of the increased concern for children and is also aware that an increasing number of children will be in need of Second Harvest’s assistance. Second Harvest operates the Food for Kids program in 280 schools in 18 counties.

More than 12,600 East Tennessee children rely on the Food for Kids program, and that number will likely increase in the coming months as thousands of families face unemployment, decreased working hours and children at home more than usual.

“Due to COVID-19, we canceled our annual MAYDAY event. MAYDAY is a fundraiser specifically for the Food for Kids program. Our great hope is that East Tennessee will step up and support us on #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, so that we can still raise funds for the Food for Kids program. I am overwhelmed at the support we have received during the COVID pandemic, and we are so grateful, but we still have a long way to go.” -Elaine Streno, Executive Director

Donations can be made online now on Second Harvest’s website: https://community.secondharvestetn.org/pages/may-2020-gtn-donation-form

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donate/653160202196169/

By mailing a check to 136 Harvest Lane Maryville, TN 37801 (be sure to put Giving Tuesday Now in the memo line)

Or by calling 865-243-8227 on May 5 between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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May 5