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Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN
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 35 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 three Middle Tennessee BackPack sites through the purchase and distribution of weekly BackPack food items for 280 chronically hungry students, bags and boxes for the distribution of said food items, as well as seven, $200 mini-grant incentives to encourage comprehensive participation in progress-monitoring surveys to 7 participating BackPack sites.1) 210 of 280 (75%) children participating in the BackPack program will exhibit improved classroom behavior indicated by reduced aggression and fewer disruptive incidents in the classroom. 2) 210 of 280 (75%) children participating in the BackPack program will exhibit improved academic performance.