What an eventful May!

What an amazing May we had! We were able to partner with Pickett-Rucker UMC to provide fresh food for a drug prevention community initiative, had our annual golf tournament, as well as a poker run and Cookeville Mayors' Prayer Breakfast which all raised countless meals for our neighbors in need. Click below to read more about all these events!

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540 Familes Served In Our New "Hunger Free Tennessee" Initiative!

540 families (2,100 individuals!) were served in Cookeville in our new Hunger Free Tennessee initiative, a direct-to-families grocery giveaway program. Also in this issue: The Big Payback is this Thursday, May 2nd! We also have a poker run coming up, as well as our Mayors' Prayer Breakfast benefit in Cookeville!

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"I know granny loves me because she comes here to get food [for us]"

7-year-old Hannah and her sisters are being raised by their grandmother. Hannah and her sisters love to volunteer at their local food pantry before receiving food. Learn more about her family in our latest issue of Breaking Bread. Also in this issue: Upcoming events include a poker run, the Big Payback, and our annual golf tournament!

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New opportunities arise with our Healthy Tennessee partnership!

We are blessed to have a new partnership with Healthy Tennessee! We will be providing fresh, healthy groceries at their health fairs in rural and under-served communities. Read more about it in our latest issue of Breaking Bread! Also in this issue: one of our volunteers won a state-wide volunteer award! And, save the date for our annual golf tournament coming up on May 6th!

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Your support helps feed elderly raising their grandchildren!

 Your support of Feed America First is helping feed families like Rickey's, who is raising his grandson on his own! Read more about Rickey in our latest issue of Breaking Bread. Also in this issue: our Co-Executive Mike Womack shares how we can love our neighbors in need this Valentine's Day; our upcoming breakfast benefit; and thank you to Ghertner and Company for presenting Feed America First with a check that will provide over 5,000 meals!

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Feed America First reaches our 100,000,000 lb. milestone!

Since being founded in June 2000, Feed America First has now distributed over ONE HUNDRED MILLION POUNDS OF FOOD! Our Founder and Executive Director, Tom Henry, shares his thoughts on this milestone in the latest issue of our monthly newsletter, Breaking Bread. Also in this issue includes a look back at 2018, and our most recent Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts!

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Dancing With The Nashville Stars raises over ONE MILLION MEALS!

We are blessed and excited to announce that Dancing With The Nashville Stars raised enough to provide over ONE MILLION MEALS for our neighbors in need! Also in this issue is a look at what "disaster relief" truly is and how you can help!

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"This is the first food I've eaten all day."

Your support helps Feed America First provide food to over 200 partner agencies across Middle TN. Read more about one of our partner agencies in McMinnville who gives away groceries and also cooks fresh meals for their neighbors in need every Friday. Sometimes, this is the first meal their visitors have eaten that day. Also in this issue - Dancing With The Nashville Stars, our annual fundraising banquet, is just a few days away!

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We need your help with our Hurricane Florence disaster relief efforts!

Those affected by Hurricane Florence need our help - and we can't do it without you! Read inside about our disaster relief efforts and how you can help. Also in this issue: The Stacy B. Windrow 5k raised enough to provide over 100,000 meals for our neighbors in need! And, meet the celebrity dancers in our 2018 Dancing With The Nashville Stars banquet!

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How this community came together to help their neighbors in need

 What started as a desire to help feed kids in need, turned into a whole community coming together to help feed anyone and everyone who needed help. Read this incredible story in our latest issue of Breaking Bread! Also: The Stacy B. Windrow 5k benefiting Feed America First is right around the corner!

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