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Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Established in 1978 Second Harvest has served for 33 years as one of the most comprehensive members of Feeding America, the nation's largest network of food banks. The grant requested will fund the food, supplies, transportation costs, overhead, and reporting incentives involved with distributing an additional 12,460 Backpacks to children at risk of food insecurity in Cannon, Overton, and Trousdale counties. 251 of 335 (75%) children participating in the Backpack program will exhibit improved classroom behavior indicated by reduced aggression and fewer disruptive incidents in the classroom. 251 of 335 (75%) children participating in the Backpack program will exhibit improved academic performance.