Donate NowNonprofit organizations, like food pantries, partner with Second Harvest in a combined effort to serve East Tennesseans facing food insecurity. Unfortunately, in some areas of East Tennessee, there simply are no food pantries to partner with. The goal of Mobile Pantry is to reach the hungry in their own community, even when infrastructure is lacking. Mobile Pantries are mobile, temporary food pantries. Second Harvest loads a tractor-trailer with food and delivers it to a location that can accommodate distribution. Volunteers from local/sponsoring organizations unload the trailer and repackage the food. In 2019, through Mobile Pantry, more than 1.8 million pounds of food were distributed. If you would like to be a partner agency of Second Harvest and are interested in scheduling a Mobile Pantry, please fill out the Mobile Pantry Agency Application and contact Jennifer, Agency Relations + Mobile Pantry Coordinator.
Food on a Mobile Pantry includes a mixture of product on-hand and purchased food. The cost of a Mobile Pantry depends on the food and product on the truck. Product availability varies depending on donations received and procurement activities. Corporate sponsorship of Mobile Pantry is available. If interested, contact Shelley Ellis-Ferrell.