Our communities and your Second Harvest Food Bank are all too familiar with responding to natural disasters – from Hurricane Michael and flooding in Steinhatchee to the Eastpoint Fire. The citizens of Big Bend have stepped up time and time again to help their neighbors in need after these disasters.
The Coronavirus poses an even greater threat to food insecure populations. Prior to the virus, Second Harvest food bank was providing food support to 100,000 people in the Big Bend. Today, we are providing food assistance to 150,000 people–almost 30% of the Big Bend’s population. You can help ensure our neighbors in need can make it through these challenging times.
- In the Big Bend, food insecurity has surged from 14.6 to 29%, with an additional 52,000 people food insecure
- In Leon County, 68,000 people are struggling every day to find their next meal
- Child food insecurity is up 56%