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Friday, December 28, 2012

One of Kingsport's Own, Helping the Less Fortunate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee introduced the Mobile Food Pantry program in July 2007 to deliver fresh produce, dairy products and other grocery items directly to individuals in need.

Last Friday, with the help of Tennessee Titans’ cornerback Coty Sensabaugh, Second Harvest served more than 250 families in need at the Mobile Food Pantry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Nashville.

Sensabaugh donated $1,500 to underwrite the cost of canned items, staple foods and a seasonal canned ham for the holidays to families in need through the Mobile Food Pantry facilitated through Catholic Charities at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

With the help of this generous donation, the families in need were supplied with five to seven days of nutritious food that they otherwise would not have the means to acquire.

“The Mobile Pantry program that Second Harvest does is a great way to get nutritious food into the hands of those who need it,” said Sensabaugh. “I feel honored to be a part of the food donations for this Mobile Pantry and to have the opportunity to see firsthand the impact it has on the families in need.”

In addition to the monetary donation, Sensabaugh was onsite at the Mobile Food Pantry on Friday serving as a volunteer to distribute food to those in need.

“Having individuals in our community like Coty Sensabaugh that donate time, money and food to the food bank’s efforts are vital to our success in feeding the hungry throughout Middle Tennessee,” said Jaynee Day, President and CEO of Second Harvest. “We are grateful for Coty’s generosity and appreciate his willingness to not only donate the funds to make this Mobile Food Pantry possible, but to also donate his time to help distribute the food to those in need.”

One in six adults and one in four children are struggling with hunger in Tennessee. Donations to Second Harvest help to fund the Food Bank's feeding programs and food resources for emergency food assistance programs in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee.

For more information on supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, please visit Updates are also available on Twitter (@2harvestmidtn), Facebook (Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee) and at