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Predators partner with Second Harvest to fill backpacks for kids in need

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The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is always seeking volunteers. (WSMV file photo) The Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is always seeking volunteers. (WSMV file photo)
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The wives and significant others of the Nashville Predators players joined the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Wednesday to help fill backpacks with food for children.

“It’s really important to be able to make a difference in Nashville,” said Kristen Laviolette, wife of Predators coach Peter Laviolette. “We have such a beautiful stage with the Nashville Predators, and to be able to give back, because we have our fans come out and support our team. We love to come out and support the community.”

Second Harvest distributes 5,200 backpacks to children in 46 counties every week.

“That means there are a significant number of children that are food insecure. In Tennessee, it’s one in five. And so this is a way we can help supplement their meals on the weekends if we know they’re food insecure,” said Jaymee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank.

Second Harvest fills the backpacks every day. They are always looking for volunteers.

Every Thursday is family night. Children must be at least 8 years old to help.

Click here for more information on how to volunteer with Second Harvest.

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