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 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
Second Harvest’s Mobile Pantry Program serves clients in areas of high need to supplement other hunger-relief agencies. One mobile pantry can feed 300 families. You can support our mobile pantries by donating funds here: https://t.co/MSfTY0RA2p https://t.co/LOr1ppmFSN
Are you curious about how Second Harvest’s warehouse operates? Register for our next Food for Thought Tour on October 23 at 12:30 p.m. For more information and to RSVP for the tour, please email Shari Hubbard at sharihubbard @fightinghunger.org. https://t.co/bTYsCsiHnK