Saturday, January 17, 2009


Just wanted to stop by and let you all (the great subjects of this blog and anyone else who still drops by) know - that some images from this blog made it all the way to to the top. They appeared in a video that Second Harvest Food Bank submitted to USASERVICE.ORG. Here's the best part... ready?

It won first place.

This news caused me to dance a little jig around my house last night for the people in the photos will be overjoyed to know that Mrs. Obama had taken a second out of the most exciting week of her life, to look into their eyes and get it. . Check it out on their blog, here.

While you're over there, sign up for something in your own community. It's as simple as typing in your zip code..

Also, Happy 2009 to everyone. I miss making regular posts here and hope to resurface this page in the near future.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thanks, Tyson

Jaynee Day, President & CEO, speaks to local news media.

Thanks in large part to CMT One Country, Tyson Foods came to Nashville last week, to deliver a little chicken (thirty thousand pounds) to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Check it out here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Food stamps and church songs

Here are a few words from Mr. Seay (pictured above) about his food stamps and a bonafide church hymn from Mr. Ernest Tyree (who'd like to give a shout out to Emmanuel, at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee).

This blog is taking a little break. I'll be checking in though, to sort through all the many thousands of comments you folks will no doubt be sending but otherwise, we'll return to our regularly scheduled programming in a couple of weeks.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Joseph Storehouse, 9am

Pastor Robert Evans speaks to volunteers before the monthly food giveaway.

Mr. Kemp

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Joseph Storehouse Food Giveaway

Volunteers wait with wheelbarrows to deliver food to the vehicles of each person or family. Each are given what appears to be a weeks worth of groceries and supplies that include back-to-school items, diapers and pet food. Pastor Robert Evans says they started out meaning to feed twenty-two people.

Here's a link to some footage of their food giveaway in June of 2007.

8:00 a.m. Labor Day weekend

At 8pm on Friday night, people started lining up at Joseph's Storehouse, in Lebanon, Tennessee. They slept in their cars. Typically it's hardest during the last few days of the month. On average, this group of Americans lives whether alone or with their families, on $700. a month.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mt. View Elementary School

Mt. View Elementary School (and the YMCA) does meals (breakfast and lunch) all through the summer. I was able to visit them during the last week before school started. Honestly, I couldn't have asked for a more fun job. Beyond the somber theme of hunger, there's still this resounding, care-free optimism wired into most kids that's irresistible. I went from table to table and everywhere I turned there was a unique person (in a small container) looking back at me, mostly smiling, sometimes shy but always tolerant and curious and optimistic.

Good point

I hadn't thought of this myself but teachers, they know.