Help us create a Hunger Free Tennessee!

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We recently met Denise at one of our partner agencies. She was there picking up food to deliver to a family in need who was eating only hot dogs and fries every night because it's all they could afford. However, thanks to your support, we are able to supply food to our partner agencies who can then get nutritious food into the hands of our neighbors in need! Also in the news this month is plenty of great events, including our Ribbon Cutting Celebration on June 16th!

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"It's a big stress and burden off a person's shoulders."

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Your support of Feed America First is helping us expand distribution in North Alabama and partner with great agencies such as Huntsville's Downtown Rescue Mission, who served over 271,000 meals through 2016 alone. Also in this issue: Executive Director Tom Henry's thoughts on the history of Feed America First, our upcoming golf tournament, and an exciting fundraiser in Clarksville on April 26th!

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"Food gives people hope!"

March1.jpgThanks to your support, Feed America First is able to supply 200+ partner agencies with food, such as the food bank of Goodlettsville Pentecostal Church. The food bank was started by Beth White in an effort to help our neighbors through their times of struggle; she herself knows what it feels like to be hungry. Read more about Beth, and other Feed America First news (we have officially moved into our new warehouse!) in this month's newsletter!

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"I really don't know where I'd be without this."

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Meet Wanda, our neighbor in Tullahoma whose husband recently passed away. She is also facing health issues such as emphysema and COPD, however thanks to you, she doesn't have to worry about going hungry. Also in this issue is a thank you letter from our Executive Director Tom Henry, as well as details about upcoming fundraising events!

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13.8 million pounds of food distributed in 2016!

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Happy New Year! Feed America First was blessed to distribute over 13.8 million pounds of food in 2016! Join us in thanksgiving and prayer as we welcome 2017 as another great year in hunger relief. Also in this issue: Meet Larry B. of McMinnville, who receives food deliveries from one of our partner agencies thanks to your support of Feed America First!

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Dancing With The Nashville Stars raises enough for 1.35 MILLION MEALS!

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We are blessed and excited to announce that our annual banquet, Dancing With The Nashville Stars, raised enough money to provide enough food for over 1.35 MILLION MEALS! This was the best fundraiser in Feed America First history! Thank you so much to all of our celebrity dancers this year. Read more about it, along with other news such as our Gatlinburg wildfire relief efforts, community food drives, and more in our December issue of Breaking Bread. 

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"I didn't have any food in my pantry."

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Susan B. is helping feed a four-generation household. "I didn't have any food in my pantry," Susan said. However, thanks to your support, she was introduced to one of our partner agencies and cried for two days because she was so overwhelmed by the help. Read more about Susan in our latest issue of Breaking Bread, along with other news, including local Shoe Carnival stores in Middle Tennessee hosting food drives for Feed America First!

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"Oh, we'll have food tonight!"

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"Oh, we'll have food tonight!" exclaimed a little boy when he received food from volunteers with Good Faith Ministries, one of our partner agencies. Learn more about how your support of Feed America First helps local families in need in our latest issue of Breaking Bread. Also in this issue includes the success of this year's Stacy B. Windrow 5k, a $60,500 grant we received from the Wal-Mart Foundation, and more!

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"If I didn't have this, my family would go hungry."

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"This is where I come to get my groceries," said Nicole, tears streaming down her face. "If I didn't have this, my family would go hungry." Thanks to your support of Feed America First, Nicole and her family don't have to worry about going hungry! Learn more about her family in our latest issue of Breaking Bread. Also in this issue includes info about the 8th annual Stacy B. Windrow 5k, our 2016 Dancing With The Nashville Stars competitors, our newest board member, and more!

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How your support helps 22-month-old Shyann

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    22-month-old Shyann lives in Lakewood Park with her mom, dad, and 3 other siblings. Lakewood Park is a community located in Beech Grove, TN where many residents are low-income, underprivileged, and disabled. Read more about Shyann and how your donations to Feed America First help this community!

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