Second Harvest Food Bank
LaFerney Commercial Roofing, following a successful year, was pleased to make a contribution to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee. This will provide just over 195,000 meals to those in need. Among those served by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee are 22,359 children and 11,072 senior citizens over the age of 60. 17% of the households receiving assistance contain a veteran or at least one individual who has served in the military. 60% of the Second Harvest Food Bank network has no paid staff - they are operated exclusively by volunteers.
Hunger is a very real problem in Northeast Tennessee. According to the 2011 U.S. Census data, 98,292 people in Northeast Tennessee live in poverty. This is approximately 1 in 5. 1 in 4 children live in poverty. Please visit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee website, or a website to the agency in your area for more information. Together, we can solve hunger. Every $1 donated will provide 4.88 meals to those in need.