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Second Harvest Food Bank Flooded, How to Help

Here is a great way to use your couponing skills and stockpiles to help the community. Start looking through your stockpiles now and I will keep you updated on how to best help.

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If you want to make donations to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee you can do so at Rocky Top Realty, 4313 Ball Camp Pike. Donation hours are 9-6 weekdays, by appt on weekends.
Contact David Gibson (865)566-1216 or Dolly Smith (865)755-2201

Peanut butter is their number one requested food item and diapers are the most requested non-food  item.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Second Harvest you can do so online  here.

Here is the Second Harvest press release

The warehouse at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee at 922 Delaware Avenue in North Knoxville was flooded today after heavy rainfall caused the creek behind the facility to overflow.

Food stored in the warehouse has been tainted and cannot be used. The warehouse and administrative offices have been closed until further notice. Electricity had to be cut off. Five cars belonging to employees are under water.

Volunteers should not report to work, and agencies should not come to the warehouse for food. There will be no deliveries.

We anticipate the situation to last for the next few days, or perhaps until Monday.

We will keep the partner agencies and schools that depend on Second Harvest informed as more details become available.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee, a member of Feeding America, has worked to eliminate hunger since 1982. In 2010, this organization provided food for more than 12 million meals in 18 counties in East Tennessee. With six major programs and 500 Agency/Food Partners, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee serves approximately 158,000 people each month.

http://www.secondharvestknox.com/

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