Second Harvest Food Bank needs volunteers to help sort food at Nashville distribution center

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 23:59:38-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is in need of volunteers to help sort thousands of pounds of food to assist those affected by the pandemic.

The organization says the number of volunteers has dropped in recent weeks as children have gone back to school and due to concerns of the pandemic. Second Harvest needs volunteers to help sort food at its Nashville distribution center.

Second Harvest President and CEO Nancy Keil said the food bank has implemented actions that meet or exceed current CDC guidelines. They’ve limited the number of people per-shift, require masks to be worn and enforcing social distancing.

Keil said they’ve also set up sanitization stations, among other measures to keep people safe.

“We have been so fortunate at Second Harvest to witness the amazing generosity of our community and businesses who have come through with the financial support we need to make sure those in need don’t go hungry,” said Second Harvest President and CEO Nancy Keil. “But at the same time, we’ve now had a precipitous drop in volunteers to help us sort and package all the food that is so desperately needed by our neighbors. We hope our friends will answer the call.”

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