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BlueCross Foundation Providing $250,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee



The BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is giving $250,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee to help meet the needs of community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This gift provides additional support following the $500,000 the foundation awarded to Second Harvest in March 2020.

The donation to Second Harvest is part of a combined $1.75 million contribution the BlueCross Foundation is making to continue helping communities across the state. With this latest funding, the foundation has provided $5 million to Tennessee food banks since March 2020. These additional food bank gifts are the latest in a series of contributions the BlueCross Foundation has made to help Tennesseans throughout the pandemic.

The foundation has given a combined $1.5 million for COVID testing in underserved areas, flu vaccine education efforts and community organizations.

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