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Amazon partners with Second Harvest Food Bank to deliver food to Nashville families

Posted at 11:24 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-18 11:55:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — Amazon is stepping up to help Nashville families who need help getting food.

Amazon has partnered with the Second Harvest Food Bank to deliver food directly to homes of the city’s most vulnerable residents.

Amazon will deliver food to up to 2,000 Metro Schools and Conexion American families who can’t get food from the sites that have been set up by the school district.

Those meal sites have been very successful so far, and has provided 8,700 food boxes and 3,600 food bags in the past month.

Amazon says it's happy to help expand the efforts.

“We're thankful for the opportunity to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank and the ability to utilize our delivery network to get shelf stable food directly to Nashville residents' homes that are dis-proportionally impacted by COVID-19,” said David Alperson with Amazon Logistics.

The new Amazon program has started with 60 deliveries this week. They'll add to it as the demand increases.