KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee is relocating to meet the needs of the community.
We learned hunger has risen in our region by 52 percent since 2007 and they are moving to the former Sam's Club building in Kingsport, in hopes to build the program. "They have 37,000 families on a monthly basis, this will expand their ability to meet their needs and certainly as the recession being as severe as it was a lot of people are put in need, especially our elderly," said United States Representative, Phil Roe.
We learned it would cost Second Harvest 1.3 million dollars to renovate the new building; they are only a third of the way there.
If you would like to know how you could help, you can contact them at 423-477-4053.