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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Second Harvest Food Bank Warehouse Floods
Second Harvest FoodbankMarch 1, 2011 - The warehouse at Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee at 922 Delaware Avenue in North Knoxville was flooded Monday after heavy rainfall caused the creek behind the facility to overflow.

All of the food stored in the warehouse has been tainted and cannot be used. Approximately $100,000 worth of food has been lost according to executive director Elaine Streno.

Second Harvest Foodbank
Go to Home Federal Bank:
Home Federal Bank locations are accepting money donations for Second Harvest Bank
Mail Check to:
Second Harvest
922 Delaware Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37921
Donate Online:
Donate online via credit card at www.secondharvestknox.org. (Please note that their website is currently down.)
The warehouse and administrative offices have been closed until further notice. Volunteers should not report to work, and agencies should not come to the warehouse for food. There will be no deliveries.

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

They 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.



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