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.
Our final Food for Thought Tour of the year will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 12:30 p.m. The tour offers an informative presentation about hunger & relief efforts in the Big Bend. Please email Shari Hubbard at sharihubbard @fightinghunger.org to RSVP and save your spot today! https://t.co/c04BeXbuAl
Need a ride to a food pantry near you? "Ride United" is a new, free transportation service from 2-1-1 Big Bend, offering free Lyft rides to food pantries in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson and Wakulla Counties. Call 2-1-1 for more information. https://t.co/hse7cEnjZy
Second Harvest of the Big Bend is always working to establish new partner agencies. Our partner agencies distribute food to those in need and help fight food insecurity in the community. If you’re interested in becoming a partner agency, click here: https://t.co/DDWVN5XlEk https://t.co/26HVB8lQvZ