PUCKETT’S “FUNDS 4 FOOD” CAMPAIGN IN FINAL WEEK, CLOSE TO 40K MEAL GOAL
Downtown Nashville Eatery Seeks Diners’ Help for Campaign Benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant’s “Funds 4 Food” campaign will end this week and has nearly reached its ambitious goal to provide 40,000 meals to local families struggling with hunger through Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
“This final week is crucial in reaching our goal,” said Rachel Layton, director of marketing at A. Marshall Family Foods. “It’s been amazing seeing the outpouring of support this campaign has received from both locals and tourists alike. This town does a great job of caring for the needy, and I look forward to seeing the enthusiasm continue as we enter our final week!”
The month-long campaign, which started April 1, has given diners the opportunity to add an extra $1 to their total bill to help fund meals for those in need. In addition, Puckett’s 5th & Church has pledged to match each donation up to $5,000.
According to Second Harvest Food Bank, one in seven people — including one in five children — struggle with hunger in Middle Tennessee. Nearly 15 percent of local residents are unable to regularly access the food they need to be healthy.
“Most people don’t realize that so many in our area go hungry on a daily basis,” said Kyle Williams, senior manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “We are blessed to be in a community where companies like Puckett’s help to shed light on the issue and are eager to help give back.”
Founded in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee works to solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee. Second Harvest collects, sorts and distributes food and personal care products to more than 490 partner agencies throughout 46 counties. Their partner agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, foster care facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs.
Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, located at 5th Avenue & Church Street, is open Sunday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville, downtown Columbia and Chattanooga, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality.
When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember. For more information, go to http://www.puckettsgrocery.com.