NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A new $50,000 grant will help the local Second Harvest Food back to feed some of the nearly 50 million Americans don't know where their next meal is coming from.
On Thursday, Kraft Foods and Kroger teamed up to provide the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee with a $50,000 grant to help provide food to those in need. The non-profit used the funds to buy a brand-new refrigerated trailer which will be used to transport perishable goods to its programs throughout Middle and West Tennessee.
"We are thrilled to be able to partner with Kraft in providing this grant to Second Harvest Food Bank," said Melissa Eads, Community Affairs Manager for Kroger. "We have partnered with Second Harvest for over 30 years and know that they work tirelessly to fight hunger in Middle Tennessee, so anything we can do to assist them in these efforts we are committed to doing."
According to officials the grant is part of Kraft Foods' Huddle to Fight Hunger program, which raised the monetary equivalent of more than 25 million meals for Feeding America.
"Kraft Foods has a long history of fighting hunger, and we're thrilled to partner with Kroger and the Second Harvest Food Bank to do so," said Mike Paasch, Customer Business Manager for Kraft Foods. "By working together, we can help the food banks' fresh food pick up program feed even more people right here in Nashville, where our employees live and work."
Thanks to the grant the new truck will hit the road Friday morning and bring refrigerated food to the outlying counties in the mid-state.