Local food bank welcomes equipment donation

The Kingsport Mill has donated a refurbished industrial floor sweeper and forklift truck to Second Harvest Food Bank. The organization is about to move into a newer and larger facility, making this gift especially welcome.

“These donations come at a very good time,” states Rhonda Chafin, the food bank’s Executive Director. “Second Harvest needs this equipment to operate a clean and efficient warehouse. Not having to purchase a forklift or industrial sweeper is truly a blessing – we sincerely appreciate Domtar’s support.”

The Second Harvest Food Bank feeds the hungry by securing and sorting donations of food and redistributing to qualified nonprofit charities. It is a member of Feeding America and operates various food bank programs such as the After School Backpack Program, for which the Kingsport Mill has raised over $1,371.

Not only does the food bank rely on monetary, food and in-kind donations, but volunteers also contribute to the overall and behind the scenes effort needed to feed over 39,000 individuals per month and distribute approximately 8.5 million pounds of food and grocery products a year.

Second Harvest currently serves eight different counties in Northeast Tennessee and the Kingsport Mill is proud to be able to make an impact within its extended community.