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.
Second Harvest is always in search of people who want to help us in our fight against hunger. A volunteer orientation will be held Thursday, October 24 at 10 a.m. Create a volunteer profile and register for the orientation at https://t.co/Zpby0KRvNb. https://t.co/P4gpIYUof8
The Big Bend has the highest food insecurity rate in the state. Learn how Second Harvest addresses hunger in the community at our next Food for Thought Tour on Wednesday, October 23 at 12:30 p.m. To RSVP, please contact Shari Hubbard at sharihubbard @fightinghunger.org. https://t.co/0X09xXJtND
Our Second Helpings Program allows local restaurants to donate perishable foods to Second Harvest’s partner agencies. The program helps reduce food waste & feed the hungry. If you’re interested in becoming a donor, please contact Justin Greer at jgreer @fightinghunger.org. https://t.co/DBxSxgjYka