We Need Your Help- COVID-19 Response Campaign

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. You can help ensure our neighbors in need can make it through these challenging times.

Many seniors in the Big Bend region may need additional food and supplies.  At-risk children may need nutritious meals if schools close. In preparation for the impacts of Coronavirus, we plan to increase our food distribution to individuals and families in need.

How can you help?

Monetary donations: While all support is appreciated, financial support helps us use your gift to meet the greatest needs. A donation of any amount helps us continue to respond.

Food: To ensure the highest food safety standards for our community, we are asking for monetary donations to purchase the most needed items and not encouraging community food drives.

Volunteer: Please volunteer to help us pre-pack boxes during the next few weeks. Click the volunteer box below for dates and times and to register for volunteer shifts.

Please know that we are doing everything possible to ensure your safety when you volunteer by:

  • Providing several hand washing stations – Please wash your  hands upon arrival.  Hand washing should last at least 20 seconds under warm water.
  • Eliminating Handshakes and hugs – Sorry. Elbow bumps are welcomed!
  • Social distancing: accommodations are in place to allow volunteers to perform their duties with reasonable social distancing.
  • Providing Protective Gear  – We have hand sanitizer located throughout our various facilities. We also have gloves available for volunteers during their shift.
  • Stay Healthy – If you are feeling under the weather we ask that you cancel your registration and come back and visit us when you feel better.
Mobile Distributions

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
11:00 am – Until Supplies Last

Tallahassee Community College
444 Appleyard Dr
Tallahassee, FL 32304

Your Health is Our Priority

Second Harvest food bank shares the growing concerns about the COVID-19 virus outbreak. As a member of state and local emergency response teams, we are closely monitoring the evolving outbreak among the communities we serve to ensure that people continue to get the nutritious food they need.

The health and safety of our volunteers, staff, partners, and the community is always our top priority. Second Harvest will communicate any changes in our operations that may affect those we serve, in addition to our staff and volunteers, on this page and Facebook.

To ensure food safety, Second Harvest has increased cleaning in the warehouse. We have installed hand sanitizer stations, and posted hand-washing and best safety practice protocols throughout our warehouse. We encourage everyone to follow these best practices to keep yourself and others healthy.