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Representatives of American Water Resources presented a $5,000 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. The donation will help provide 20,000 meals for people struggling with hunger in Middle and West Tennessee. For every $1 donated to Second Harvest, the organization can provide four meals to feed hungry people.

American Water Resources offers optional water and sewer line protection programs to customers of Metro Water Services. Last fall, American Water Resources committed to make a $1 donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for each new MWS customer enrolled in its service line protection programs between October 1 and December 31, 2014. American Water Resources previously donated $2,500 – representing 10,000 meals – to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in April 2014.

“Our partnership with Metro Water Services extends not only to its customers but to its community,” said Barbara Boyarsky, vice president and general manager of American Water Resources. “Our donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee underscores our commitment to the communities in which we live and work, and we are pleased to support the mission of Second Harvest as it works to solve the threat of hunger in Tennessee.”

The American Water Resources donation to Second Harvest follows recent donations of food to the organization made by Metro Water Services and other Metro employees during the sixth annual Metro Government-wide food drive led by Mayor Karl Dean, which raised a record 147,000 pounds of food in November 2014. Employees of Metro Water Services also volunteer hours of their personal time to sort food at Second Harvest on a monthly basis.

“Hunger continues to exist for many of our neighbors, and Second Harvest remains committed to our mission to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “Each day in Tennessee, one in six adults and one in four children struggles with hunger. Together, Second Harvest and our 450 Community Partner Agencies and corporate partners like American Water Resources provide hope to children, families and seniors in need.”

American Water Resources was chosen by Metro Water Services in 2013 to provide optional water and sewer line protection programs to MWS customers to help protect homeowners from costly water and sewer line repairs. Typically, homeowners’ insurance policies do not cover repairs due to clogs, leaks or breaks to the service lines on homeowners’ private property.

About American Water Resources

American Water Resources, LLC (AWR) provides Water Line Protection, Sewer Line Protection and In-Home Plumbing Emergency Programs to homeowners in 43 states and Washington, D.C., and currently services over 1.4 million contracts. AWR has been providing protection programs for more than 14 years, earning over a 92 percent Customer Service Quality Rating nationwide and an A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in middle and west Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.

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