Hurricane Relief, Tom Henry's Retirement Party, and more news

What an exciting fall we have coming up! First, read more about our most recent disaster relief efforts in Panama City, FL. Also read more about our upcoming events: Tom Henry's retirement party, Dancing With The Nashville Stars, and our Holiday Hunger Heroes community initiate- and how you can be a part!

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"...now I can feed my babies!"

In our most recent Hunger Free Tennessee grocery giveaway, we met an elderly woman raising her grandkids. She was crying, saying that only because of this food, she can now feed her babies. Read more about her story inside! Also in this issue: Thank you, Bethlehem UMC, for your generous donation! And meet the celebrities competing in our annual Dancing With The Nashville Stars fundraiser!

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Read about our Red, White, and Food initiative!

We were recently able to say thank you to our troops with our "Red, White, and Food" grocery giveaway on base at Ft. Cambell. Read more about it, as well as plenty of other news from Feed America First, by clicking 'Read More' below! P.S.: Our Hunger Free Tennessee shirts are available for sale for a limited time! 

 

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"I know what it's like to go to bed hungry."

Thanks to your support of Feed America First, Nikki and her kids, including kids she helps foster, don't ever have to know what it's like to go to bed hungry again. Read more about her story in our latest newsletter! Also in this issue - a new partnership with Fort Care to help thank our military, and meet our newest staff member Sherry Ryden!

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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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