SERVING 11 COUNTIES
IN THE BIG BEND
Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Liberty, Franklin,
Gadsden, Leon, Wakulla, Jefferson
Many people are surprised to learn that Second Harvest’s 11-county service area in the Big Bend has the highest level of food insecurity in Florida, at 18.9%, or 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 5 children. Almost 100,000 of our neighbors, including families, children and seniors, experience hunger on a regular basis.
Second Harvest of the Big Bend food bank works with a network of 135 partner agencies across 11 counties in the Big Bend to distribute enough healthy and nutritious food each month for 786,127 meals. We educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger, and we rely on assistance from individuals, businesses and organizations who share our commitment to a healthy community.
1 in 5 children in the Big Bend struggles with hunger. Second Harvest’s Afterschool Meals Program provides meals for children at community centers & churches. The program helps kids who depend on their meals at school, who may not have food waiting for them at home. https://t.co/QfNnTxH76W
For your birthday, consider creating a Facebook fundraiser for Second Harvest. When you choose to contribute, it’s because our mission means a lot to you. Now, your friends can donate as a way to celebrate with you! To create a fundraiser, click here: https://t.co/odTbUuURNL https://t.co/4BzKup0hft
Feb. 27 is a good time for a great cause: #BJB2020! Enjoy BBQ, music & an auction at the Second Harvest warehouse. Last year’s event raised enough money to provide 228,000 nutritious meals. Contact jvickers @fightinghunger.org to buy your tickets or secure a sponsorship. https://t.co/AmjZc3GmfW