Our Stone Ridge Apartments partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Nashville Rescue Mission. The Stone Ridge Leasing team, Doris Pedraza (Community Manager), Elias Tafolla (Service Manager), and Gracie Montero (Assistant Community Manager) and Stone Ridge resident Bill Poole volunteered at both of the facilities on June 1st, 2016 and July 8th, 2016.
The leasing office at Stone Ridge started by creating awareness among employees and residents about how hunger impacts American lives and motivated them to donate nonperishable food items. During these two days they learned that hunger has no boundaries. It impacts the lives of 1 in 7 Americans. Real people of all walks of life struggle with hunger. It does not matter if you live in a suburban, rural, or urban setting- hunger lives in our community.
With more than 1 million Tennesseans at risk of hunger every day, Second Harvest works hard to get food to those who need it most, with its network of over 450 Partner Agencies working together to feed hungry men, women and children. Second Harvest collects, sorts and distributes food and personal care products to the partner agencies throughout 46 Middle and West Tennessee counties. Their mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community, by providing more than 25 million meals of food to hungry children, families and seniors per year.
At Stone Ridge we saw a great opportunity to become partners against hunger in Middle Tennessee, by collecting food to donate to Second Harvest or any of their partner agencies.