Kate’s Story – The Legal Aid of East Tennessee

Kate had suffered from an abusive relationship for years when she finally escaped her abuser and found an apartment of her own. Kate was very careful to try and make sure her abuser couldn’t find her, but eventually, he did. He broke into her new apartment, assaulted her, and caused a large amount of property […]

Autumn’s Story – The Knoxville Leadership Foundation

Autumn had been dealt a rough hand in life. She was abused as a child, and as a result struggled mightily with depression. Coupled with Attention Deficit Disorder, Autumn’s struggles caused her to lash out and she was eventually arrested for disorderly conduct and wound up in Juvenile Court. Her probation officer wanted Autumn to […]

Sandy’s Story – The Knoxville Area Urban League

For most of her professional career, Sandy had served in receptionist roles and others like it that only required minimal computer skills. Though she enjoyed her job, Sandy wanted to move up in her company and make more money to support her family- that’s when she became involved in the Workforce Development program offered by […]

Volunteer Testimony – The Boys & Girls Club

The following is a testimony given from a Boys & Girls Club volunteer about their programs dedicated to feeding hungry kids: “One of the things Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley is most proud of is being able to feed the Club youth we serve, including the summer breakfast meals we have been […]

Pellissippi’s College Pantry

In May 2016, the Pellissippi State Community College Pantry began in offering service to their students, faculty, and any family members in need through Second Harvest’s School Pantry program.  They started with 19 students enrolled from 2 of their 5 campuses, and they are currently serving 35 students from 4 out of their 5 campuses. […]