How We Help

Second Harvest of the Big Bend is a nonprofit charity started in 1982 to address the urgent problem of hunger in the community. Our mission is to feed hungry, food insecure people in North Florida’s Big Bend region, and to educate and engage the community in the fight to end hunger. The food bank provides healthy food and other needed items for low-income and unemployed people to relieve situations of emergency and distress.

As the region’s primary source for charitable food, Second Harvest acts as a storage and distribution depot for over 149 smaller front-line agency partners (emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, homes for the mentally disabled, and domestic violence shelters) in 17 Florida counties -11 counties in our Feeding America service area (Calhoun; Franklin; Gadsden; Gulf; Jackson; Jefferson; Leon; Liberty; Madison; Taylor; and Wakulla), plus 6 counties under agreement with other North Florida food banks. Five of our counties (Gadsden, Madison, Leon, Jackson and Jefferson) are among Florida’s 10 most food-insecure.

In 2020 Second Harvest delivered about 15.2 million pounds of nutritious food, enough for about 12.6 million charitable meals given to people in need for no charge.

If your pantry is empty, visit one of ours.

We partner with pantries all over the Big Bend to ensure that you have access to food when you need it. Search Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties for a pantry near you. 

Upcoming Mobile Distributions


July 27

Madison County

Madison Agricultural Center
182 College Loop, Madison
10 AM – 12 PM


July 29

Leon County

Grace Community Church
1200 West Tharpe St., Tallahassee
9 AM – 12 PM


July 30

Leon County

Friendship Primitive Baptist Church
This is a walk-up event, not drive-thru!
700 Putman Drive, Tallahassee
9 AM – 12 PM


July 31

Leon County

New Covenant Holy Temple
4420 Shelfer Rd., Tallahassee
10 AM – 2 PM

Leon County

Old West Enrichment Center
2344 Lake Bradford Rd., Tallahassee
10 AM – 1 PM

Leon County

Tabernacle of Praise
170 Geddie Rd., Tallahassee
12 PM – 3 PM

Madison County

Haffye Hays Park
1376 SW Grand St., Greenville
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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