The World Food Program was honored with the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its efforts to fight world hunger amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Second Harvest workers and volunteers are essential workers who have had to adjust to serving more people with fewer resources during this pandemic.

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  • Nancy Keil is President & CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.

For the last several years, approximately 1 in 8 of our Middle Tennessee neighbors, including 1 in 6 children, faced food insecurity, meaning they simply did not know where their next meal would come from. Today because of the pandemic, those numbers are 1 in 5.

But behind those numbers are people — our friends and neighbors who are facing unimaginable stress and strain due to the current pandemic. From those who have been