Middle Tennessee Green Bean Rescue

Hughes Farms in Tennessee was routinely discarding 3 million pounds of green beans annually until beginning their partnership with PCI member– Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Through patient negotiation lead by Food Resource Manager David Cloniger, they overcame the barriers to produce capture to get nearly 250,000 pounds (to date) of green beans to both Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and other food banks across the nation.