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Second Harvest Food for Kids Program

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee provides this resource for our students. They deliver to the FRC office where the food is sorted and packed, then distributed to the schools. The school staff is in charge of determining the students that will receive the food bags. Parent permission is received. Weekend food bags are placed in the child's backpack each Friday of the school year. There is a limit to the number of students we are able to serve through this program. 
Food for Kids is designed to provide food for children who are chronically hungry. The program is aimed toward the most vulnerable children, those who may be missing meals on a regular basis. To be sure we reach this target population, it is essential for participating children to only be referred by teachers and other school staff who have been made aware of the program's focus. 
Contact Shannon Wheeler at 423-442-7971 with any questions.