For every $1 given, Second Harvest is able to provide three meals to people in need. And for every partnership we have with a grocer, food company or farmer, we’re able to find a valuable purpose for foods that otherwise may have gone to waste. Click the Donate Today button to give online right now.
All gifts to Second Harvest are tax deductible. Tax receipts are mailed for each gift received. An annual report is available on request. In-kind donations are tax deductible based on the value of the product donated. If you have any questions about tax deductions and gifts made to Second Harvest, please call us at 865-521-0000.
Donations of food from grocers, food distributors, farmers, and community members provide much-needed supplements to the food we receive from government agencies.
You can help by donating nonperishable foods and fresh produce.
Food & Fund Drives
Gather your friends, families, and coworkers to hold a food drive. Click here to learn more.
Food Industry Donations
Donate surplus and unserved foods to feed hungry people in your community.
Volunteers are essential to our mission, keeping our costs low and efficiency high. Second Harvest has several areas of volunteer need: Re-pack, re-work, administration and special events. Our volunteer program is flexible and both individuals and groups are welcome. Click here to learn more.
Planned Giving / Endowments
When you make a planned gift to Second Harvest Food Bank, you make a difference in the lives of working families, children, and seniors struggling to get by. In addition, you may receive a number of financial benefits, including significant tax reduction, and the chance for your contribution to go further.
As an aid to our donors, you may click here for a brief outline of the most popular types of charitable gifts and the charitable income tax benefits. We welcome the opportunity to discuss these ideas with you.
If you or your financial or investment adviser would like more information, contact Kathy Prince or phone at 865-521-0000.
Monthly Givers – Hungers Hope
Our Hungers Hope members have made an ongoing commitment to support hunger relief efforts with a monthly gift.
Many companies will match the contributions made by their employees, thereby doubling or even tripling the gifts made to their charity of choice. Ask your company about its policies and procedures regarding matching gifts.
The information Second Harvest gathers through our website, social sites, emails and mailings is used solely to respond to inquiries, acknowledge contributions and inform constituents about food bank activities. Transactions on this site are secured via Blackbaud Payment and Merchant Services. Second Harvest Food Bank will never sell, rent or exchange donor information with other charitable or commercial entities, except as is required to accomplish food bank functions. Once you provide Second Harvest with contact information, you are no longer anonymous, and the food bank may contact you using the information you have provided. You may opt out of specific communications at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org