NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Families received a week’s worth of groceries and smiles from Titans players and cheerleaders on Tuesday at a mobile pantry through Second Harvest Food Bank and The Nashville Dream Center.
The food was paid for by
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“We just came together and wanted to do something to give back to the community and this is what we came up with,” Sensabaugh said. “We’re just trying to help people out during the holiday season with food.”
Players and cheerleaders helped pass out canned goods, cereal and produce, posed for photos and signed autographs. They also shared smiles and warming words of encouragement through strong chilling winds that swept through a parking lot at Tony Sudekum Apartments.
“This is something that Coty did last year and they wanted to move it to this area,” McCourty said. “We were all willing to help out just to be able to be out here and see the smiles on people’s faces and excited to meet us and know that we’re trying to help them, it’s been a good afternoon.”
Verner said the players realize they can help others and appreciate the opportunities to do so.
“We’ve got a good perspective in life and know that our platform is short and while we’re here, we might as well try to make as many people happy and as big a difference as we can,” Verner said. “It’s definitely beneficial and joyous to see people (getting help), especially around this time, a time of giving and a time for family.”
One in six Tennesseans are struggling with hunger. Donations to Second Harvest fund the Food Bank’s feeding programs and help purchase food to distribute to more than 450 nonprofit agencies throughout the Food Bank’s 46 county service area.
For more information, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org. Updates are also available on Twitter (@2harvestmidtn), Facebook (Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee) and at secondharvestmidtn.org/blog.
About Second Harvest
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, nonprofit, tax exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the community it serves.