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Tennis Gets Involved in the Fight Against Hunger

Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 02/09/2014
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On Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Tennessee State University men and women’s tennis teams did their part in helping fight hunger in the state of Tennessee. 

As a part of the fundraising campaign for a “Hunger-Free Tennessee”, the Tiger Tennis program donated 60 pounds of canned foods to the Food Bank located on Great Circle Road.

“It's good for our kids to understand the value of giving back,” commented Head Tennis Coach Robert Cain. “As little as it may seem at the time, it' s like a sledge hammer over time and it's food for the soul.”

Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee opened its doors in 1978 with commitment from several community leaders. The purpose of the organization was to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups and individuals who wished to help provide food for hungry people in Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest's mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.

Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is one of the largest and most comprehensive of over 200 food banks and food distribution centers nationwide. During the 2012/2013 fiscal year, Second Harvest distributed 23,969,485 pounds of food to over 450 Partner Agencies providing close to 20 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors throughout our 46-county service area.

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