Nutrition Access

Empowering the community through education

Through the Nutrition Access Program, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee improves access to nutrient-dense, culturally-affirming foods and provides educational food and cooking resources and programming.

Our first priority

The goal of the Nutrition Access Program is to provide our neighbors opportunities to choose foods that align with their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Read our nutrition philosophy here.

Good EaTN Cooking Club

The Good EaTN Cooking Club aims to improve food literacy and foster students’ healthy relationships with food and cooking. Club classes inspire creativity, exploration, and confidence in the kitchen in a fun, engaging, and safe environment. Topics include kitchen safety, food safety, measuring skills, and food science. It typically meets for 3 days, with skills building over each class. 

Good EaTN Cooking Club by the numbers

30—the number of sessions in the 2022-2023 fiscal year

25—the current number of sites

7—the current number of counties served 

2,064—the number of people served in the 2022-2023 fiscal year

14,313—pounds of food distributed in the 2022-2023 fiscal year

13,474—meals distributed in the 2022-2023 fiscal year

Kitchen Stork

Kitchen Stork is a collaborative effort between Second Harvest and the McNabb Center’s Healthy Families. Kitchen Stork will support these families through food distribution, as well as culinary and nutrition education. 

Get in touch

For more information about the Good EaTN Cooking Club, please contact one of our Nutrition Educators, Mary Clay or Allison. If you have questions about Second Harvest’s nutrition philosophy or nutrition policy/guidelines, please contact our Nutrition Access Manager, Courtney.


Reach out today to learn more about what we do, get involved, or for additional information about our resources.