NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Hankook Tire America Corp. is continuing its partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to combat food insecurity in the region and enabled the distribution of 40 million meals a year.
Hankook is sponsoring a 53-foot trailer in Second Harvest's Tennessee fleet that will travel 50,000 miles each year to help residents throughout western and middle Tennessee. Hankook also is continuing its ongoing sponsorship of three Mobile Pantries in the Nashville and Clarksville areas and expanding its support of two of Second Harvest's fundraising efforts.
"Food insecurity is a great issue in our community, and we are proud to be able to give back through mobility to the people who need additional support," Hankook Tire America President Curtis Brison, said. "Second Harvest is making a monumental impact to help those struggling in more rural areas, and it is our honor to help the organization achieve its mission to drive out hunger in Middle Tennessee."
Hankook will host three mobile pantries across the Clarksville area: the first at 9 a.m., June 25, at Salem Community Church in Clarksville; a mobile pantry at 9 a.m. Oct. 22; and a third to be planned in 2023.
Hankook also was a stage sponsor during the Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville earlier in June and will sponsor the Feeding Hope media campaign to be held later this year.
"With Hankook's support, Second Harvest has been able to reach many more communities in the last year, and we are grateful to see the company continue its efforts to help us raise more awareness and funds in the months ahead," said Nancy Keil, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
"Currently, one in eight Middle and West Tennesseans are unsure of when or where their next meal is coming from. Partners like Hankook enable our organization to provide much-needed food to those who need in our community."