World Food Day
October 16 was World Food Day and WholeCare participated by supporting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Second Harvest is your community food band and their mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in the communities we serve. Their programs provide emergency food assistance, after school, weekend and summer feeding for children, disaster relief and nutrition education. They rely on a network of growers, manufacturers, wholesalers, grocery stores and individuals to donate and sort food that they distribute to the community through 400+ partner agencies in 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties. For more information, you can call 615-329-3491 or visit www.secondharvestmidtn.org. Be part of our food drive! Drop off your donations at WholeCare’s office in Green Hills through the end of the year. We’ll take care of delivering them to Second Harvest!
National Family Caregiver Month
The Tennessee Respite Coalition (TRC) is a non-profit organization serving Tennessee to ensure the quality of life for family caregivers through respite. Respite is the gift of time for family caregivers. Respite focuses on taking care of the family caregiver, providing them the break they need to stay healthy to continue caring for their loved one. The TRC is made up of staff, board members, regional group members, committee volunteers, respite volunteers, and family caregivers. We work together to educate the community about the importance of respite for family caregivers and provide respite resources for caregivers who need a break. Please contact the Statewide Respite Helpline at 1-888-579-3754 or visit our website at www.tnrespite.org if you or a caregiver you know needs assistance.
Read a Book Month
Established in 1997 to raise private funds for the enhancement of collections, programs, and facilities, the Nashville Public Library Foundation has increased the library’s accessibility and visibility locally, nationally, and internationally. The Foundation is key to the unique partnership between government support and generous citizens—a partnership that is essential to the success of the Nashville Public Library. Private support through the Foundation funds exceptional programming and extraordinary spaces, like the teen center and the stately courtyard and garden, ensuring a collaboration that continues to strengthen our community. For more information call 615-880-2613 or visit www.nplf.org.