NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Amazon has donated $325,000 to support the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s efforts to address childhood food insecurity.
The company announced the donation Wednesday in support of the food bank’s in-school food pantries and meal backpack initiative. Local Amazon employees have also helped sort and package food items.
“We’re thankful for the opportunity to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank and the ability to utilize our delivery network to get produce and shelf stable food directly to Nashville residents’ homes that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,” David Alperson, vice president, Amazon Logistics, and Second Harvest board member, said in a release.
In November, Second Harvest partnered with Amazon to deliver more than 30,000 pounds of fresh produce and other food items during the Thanksgiving holiday to both Nashville families who were quarantining and seniors in assisted living facilities.
Since April, more than 108,500 meals have been delivered to children, families, and seniors through Amazon’s Community Delivery program, and that program will continue throughout 2021.