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Tenn. Mobile Pantry Program Kick Off 3

Celebrating Mobile Pantries in Tennessee

For the fifth consecutive year, UnitedHealthcare volunteers staffed a Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Mobile Pantry. The volunteer project, which took place on June 10 at OneGenAway in Franklin, celebrated our partnership with this great organization, whose mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the community.

“UnitedHealthcare is proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to help ensure Tennesseans have access to fresh, nutritious food,” said Rita Johnson-Mills, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Tennessee. “We want to do all we can to help build healthier communities and eradicate hunger in Middle Tennessee.”

Mobile Pantries provide food directly to individuals and families in need during large-scale, one-day food distributions, which are held at Second Harvest partner agencies across 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. On average, each Second Harvest Mobile Pantry supplies 15,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, including nonperishable products, serving approximately 250 families in rural communities with one to two weeks of groceries.

Since 2012, UnitedHealthcare has donated $375,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which has enabled the nonprofit to distribute nearly 3 million pounds of food to more than 33,000 households in the region struggling with hunger.

“We are thankful for UnitedHealthcare’s continued support of our mission,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “Their generous contributions to our Mobile Pantry Program help us reach some of our most vulnerable neighbors in rural communities.”

In just a couple of hours, the June 10 mobile pantry distributed thousands of pounds of food to nearly 600 people from the Franklin area, who may have otherwise gone hungry.

Courtney Johnson is a social responsibility program manager at UnitedHealthcare.

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About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in middle and west Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit

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