Return to Headlines

Bearden High School Students to host telethon supporting Second Harvest

Students at Bearden High School will host an hour-long telethon supporting Second Harvest Food Bank on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 7-8 p.m. at the school’s “West Mall” (8352 Kingston Pike). The telethon will be broadcast live on KCS-TV Comcast channel 10 and AT&T U-Verse channel 99, and will be streamed live at

Produced entirely by students and sponsored by the Student Government Association, the telethon will feature stories and interviews highlighting various Second Harvest programs and the impact it has had on the lives of East Tennesseans. Performances from various student groups will also be part of the broadcast, and viewers will be able to call and pledge donations in support of Second Harvest.

Bearden High School students joined others in the Knox County Schools in 2005 with the launch of “6 Shares,” a friendly competition between schools to see who could raise the most for Second Harvest. It is now one of the top five fundraisers for the food bank.

For more information, please contact Rachel Harmon at 539-7800 (ext. 1239) or at

About Second Harvest
Second Harvest Food Bank is the East Tennessee region’s largest hunger-relief charity; operating programs in 18 counties. The food bank secures and distributes over 16 million pounds of food and grocery products annually through a network of over 500 partnering non-profit organizations such as food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and schools.