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 Distributions is to reach individuals at-risk of hunger in their own community, even when infrastructure is lacking. Mobile Distributions 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 Distributions, 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 Distribution, please fill out the Mobile Distribution Agency Application and contact Jennifer, Mobile Distributions Manager.
Food on a Mobile Distribution includes a mixture of product on-hand and purchased food. The cost of a Mobile Distribution depends on the food and product on the truck. Product availability varies depending on donations received and procurement activities. Corporate sponsorship of Mobile Distributions is available. If interested, contact Shelley Ellis-Ferrell.