Double Your Donation raises over $158,000 for Second Harvest

Double Your Donation raises over $158,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank plus matching donations


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A special initiative called "Double Your Donation" Day raised more than $300,000 for Second Harvest Food Bank, including matching donations.

The food bank partnered with a variety of East Tennessee media outlets, including 6 News, to raise $158,840. Anonymous donors had pledged to match donations up to $150,000, so the initiative raised a grand total of $308,840.

Second Harvest says that total equals 926,520 meals and will benefit 525 nonprofit organizations.

Second Harvest serves 169,000 people each month in the 18 county area it serves, 39 percent of which are children. The agency provided over 12.3 million meals in 2012, and needs help to restock its shelves after the busy holiday season.

You can still donate to Second Harvest by going online to

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