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Sumner County Admin. Building Collects Donations to give to Sumner County Food Bank

No one should go hungry, and yet some of our fellow Sumner Countians do. From now until Friday, May 18th, there will be a donation box at the County Administration Building for canned goods and non-perishable items. All items will be donated to the Sumner County Food Bank. Please help us, help others.

Local Article below courtesy of the Tennessean:

Ten percent of Sumner County residents suffer from hunger each day, including more than 6,000 children, according to the Map the Meal Gap 2018 report.

On May 12, residents can leave canned food donations by the mailbox for postal workers to give to the hungry. 

Participants should use a sturdy bag, paper or plastic, filled with non-perishable foods such as peanut butter, canned chicken or tuna and canned fruits or vegetables.

By the numbers

After completing their usual routes, the postal workers will give the food to Second Harvest Food Bank, which will distribute it among its approximate 490 nonprofit partners in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. 

In Middle Tennessee, hunger affects one in eight people, including one in five children

This is the 26th year for the nationwide effort for residents to easily donate food to families in need.

Stamp Out Hunger on average provides 30 percent of Second Harvest's annual food drive donations. Last year, 730,047 pounds were donated in Second Harvest's service area.

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, its mission and programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.

Reach Sumner County reporter Jen Todd at 615-575-7143, jtodd1@tennessean.com or on Twitter @jentoddwrites.