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Second Harvest Food Bank
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Established in 1978 Second Harvest has served for 34 years as one of the most comprehensive members of Feeding America, the nation's largest network of food banks. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund five Middle Tennessee BackPack sites through the purchase and distribution of weekly BackPack food items for 339 food insecure students, bags and boxes for the distribution of said food items, as well as eight, $200 mini-grant incentives to encourage comprehensive participation in progress-monitoring surveys to 8 participating BackPack sites. 1) 220 of 339 (65%) children participating in the BackPack program will exhibit improved classroom behavior indicated by reduced aggression and fewer disruptive incidents in the classroom. 2) 220 of 339 (65%) children participating in the BackPack program will exhibit improved academic performance.