Rural Route

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Many people in rural communities go to their local church or community food pantry for a meal from time-to-time. Partner agencies utilize Second Harvest as a source for food. However, they often do not have funds or equipment to travel to the warehouse to pick up food. Agencies need this food to serve the hungry in the area. Rural Route helps solve this problem. By delivering supplies directly to rural food pantries, Rural Route helps. At least three days a week, Second Harvest loads a truck with food at the warehouse. Once loaded, the truck travels a scheduled route delivering food. Dozens of nonprofits receive this food to serve the hungry in their area. You can help Second Harvest supply rural community nonprofit partners with the food they need to feed the hungry in all corners of East Tennessee.


If you are a current partner agency of Second Harvest interested in participating in Rural Route, please contact Warehouse Manager, Alex.

“Our food pantry could not operate without the Rural Route program. The food that comes in helps us keep our doors open and feed more people.” – Rural Route Church Pantry Site Coordinator