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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Second Harvest Food Bank to Open March 10
Second Harvest FoodbankMarch 1, 2011 - Following flooding at its Delaware Avenue facility last week, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee announced today that it will restart operations and resume service to client agencies effective Thursday, March 10, 2011.

Currently, the food bank still cannot accept food donations. Second Harvest anticipates that it will again receive food donations at the Delaware Avenue facility on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.

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.)
"We are so grateful for the support we've received from the community," said Second Harvest Food Bank's Executive Director Elaine Streno. "Without the help and assistance of hundreds of volunteers and our terrific staff we could never have been able to get back to work serving our client agencies as quickly as we have."

Donations to assist Second Harvest can also be made using a credit card online at www.secondharvestknox.org, and personal checks can be mailed directly to the food bank: Second Harvest, 922 Delaware Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37921.

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, Second Harvest 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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