Double Your Donation Day for Second Harvest Food Bank

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- On Monday, Dec. 11, starting at 6 a.m., Second Harvest Food Bank and East Tenn. media outlets will host the annual Double Your Donation Day. Double Your Donation, or “DYD,” is a one-day telethon benefitting Second Harvest. All donations made between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 11 will be doubled up to $300,000 by several unbelievably supportive corporate and anonymous contributors.

In 2016, Second Harvest not only met the match, but exceeded the goal. Donations on DYD 2016, including the matching gifts, totaled to $536,794. DYD 2016 is the largest fundraiser in Second Harvest’s history. Help Second Harvest Food Bank make history AGAIN in its 35th year in East Tennessee.

Elaine Streno, Executive Director of Second Harvest say, “DYD is one of the most amazing days of the year! This year, we hope to provide 1.8 million meals to the hungry in East Tenn. because of Double Your Donation Day; however, we can’t do it without the help of our community and media partners!”

To make a donation on DYD, Monday, Dec. 11, visit and click on the Double Your Donation banner at the top of the page.

You can also call the DYD telethon line at 865.243.8227. Donations can also be made in-person at the food bank. All donations made over the phone or online will be doubled.

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tenn. is located at 136 Harvest Lane, Maryville, Tenn. 37801.