The Tennessee Titans Foundation raised 20,890 meals during its week-long food drive in honor of 615 Day, celebrated annually in Nashville on June 15. The Celebrate 615 food drive benefited Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and took place from Wednesday, June 8 – Wednesday, June 15.
“We are grateful to the Tennessee Titans and their contribution to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Through their efforts on 615 Day, we will be able to feed many families and individuals in Nashville,” says Courtney Blaise, Director of Community Engagement for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “One in Eight Middle and West Tennesseans struggle with hunger daily, and Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee is dedicated to making an impact on that statistic. Thanks to the Titans and those who donated, we just got a little closer to that goal.”
Participants were encouraged to bring Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s most-needed food items to six locations throughout Nashville, including MILES Auto Spa (West Nashville), Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint (Belmont), Party Fowl (Donelson), Hunters Station (East Nashville), Slim and Husky’s (North Nashville) and Fifth + Broadway (Downtown).
The day wrapped-up with a Titans pop-up store on the second floor of Fifth + Broadway. The store featured a retail area with 615 t-shirts, screen printing and giveaways, as well as $6.15 happy hour specials in the adjoining food hall.
Titans mascot T-Rac and Titans cheerleaders visited all six locations on June 15 to collect the donations, bringing giveaways and prize packs throughout the day.
A special collection of Titans 615 clothing is now available at the Titans Pro Shop in-store and online. A portion of proceeds from all t-shirts sold will be donated to the Titans Foundation, which supports communities throughout the state.