06 April 2012

Second Harvest, Threads and Haus

Threads of Kindness along with Haus of Yarn will host a food drive for the Second Harvest Food Bank from April 9th - 22nd.
We know the fiber community is a generous one and we ask that you donate 5 of the most needed items listed below,, and in exchange you will be entered to win a fantastic gift basket of yarn-related goodies! This is a great opportunity to give to the food bank at a time when their supplies are low.
If you are not already familiar with Threads of Kindness, they are a not-for-profit group dedicated to providing handmade (both knitted and crocheted) items for donation to Alive Hospice , Vanderbilt NICU in Middle Tennessee. and many more groups.  More information about this fabulous group may be found on Ravelry!

Food is a basic necessity of life, but 1 in 6 people right here in Tennessee will go to bed hungry. Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is dedicated to providing this essential need to those in Middle and West Tennessee.

Many people believe that the problems associated with hunger are confined to small pockets of society, certain areas of the country, or certain neighborhoods, but the reality is much different. In Middle Tennessee, more than 417,000 people struggle with hunger, and a staggering 1 in 5 children is hungry. These numbers may seem daunting, but there is a way to alter them!

The mission of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest is a member of Feeding America– the nation's largest hunger relief organization – and they partner with more than 400 local agencies in 46 counties throughout Middle and West Tennessee. Their programs provide emergency food assistance, after school, weekend and summer feeding for children, disaster relief and nutrition education for the citizens of Middle Tennessee.

We encourage you to donate (non-perishable) food items to help those in need. Simply choose from the list below and drop your donated items off at Haus of Yarn between April 9th - 22nd. The winner of the raffle basket will be announced on April 23rd.

Most-needed food items:
 • canned fruit, vegetables, soup and stews
 • canned tuna or chicken
 • peanut butter
 • cereal
 • pasta

Thanks in advance for your generosity. We know the donation box will be overflowing!

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