Nashville, TN (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
MDSave, a Nashville-based discounted medical services website, has recently teamed up with the Middle Tennessee chapter of Second Harvest Food Bank in an attempt to make a dent in Middle Tennessee’s hunger problems. MDSave, with support from Second Harvest, will be running a campaign on their social media channels to generate funding and greater awareness of hunger in Nashville. The initiative works like this: for every new “like” MDSave gets on their Facebook over the specified duration of the campaign, MDSave will add $1 to their total donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, which serves over 46 counties in the central and western regions of the state.
“We are proud to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank,” said Ani Osborne, Director of IT at MDSave. “They provide a valuable service to thousands of Tennesseans. What better way to serve than to provide nutritious meals for those in need.”
The campaign, which starts Friday, January 11, will run until the end of the month. MDSave’s goal is to get to 500 “likes” on their Facebook page, which would merit a donation of $500 to the food distribution center. According to Second Harvest Food Bank, $500 is enough money to fund 2000 meals for the hungry. Even if they fail to reach this goal, every dollar donated can provide four entire meals for a person in need, so every little bit helps.
According to Second Harvest, nearly 400,000 people in Middle Tennessee don’t know where their next meal is coming from and 1 in 6 Americans (1 in 4 children) are at risk of hunger.
“This partnership with Second Harvest makes sense,” said Osborne. “We’re a company that helps people stay healthy while saving money, and basic nutrition is essential for good health.”
MDSave is a unique, web-based service that leverages strategic partnerships with medical providers to offer high quality, discounted medical services. At MDSave.com users can search and compare different quality medical providers and find deals on various procedures.
Founded in 2012, MDSave.com has been featured in noteworthy publications such as Forbes, Reuters, MarketWatch, and Health 2.0. The service allows consumers to access valuable medical services at a better rate while simultaneously increasing the profitability of the partnering health care providers.
About Second Harvest Food Bank
Located at 331 Great Circle Road in Nashville, Tennessee, the Martin Distribution Center serves as the headquarters for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Second Harvest Food Bank. Second Harvest is a national non-profit whose mission is “to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.” By utilizing donated food, time, effort, and funds from gracious volunteers, Second Harvest works to ensure those among us that lack sufficient resources to provide for their families are taken care of.