Second Harvest of the Big Bend collects millions of pounds of food each year through community food drives sponsored by individuals, corporations, clubs, schools, and associations.

How to host a food drive
Food Drive Registration

Holding a food drive is a fun and easy way to help feed our hungry neighbors.


1. Register to host a food drive

2. Collect food donations from our list of the most wanted item

3. Deliver your donations to the Second Harvest Food Bank

Dropping off your food donations

You can bring your unopened, non-perishable food donations to our warehouse : 

4446 Entrepot Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32310

Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please come in through the west entrance and proceed straight to the loading dock ramp, where your donation will be weighed and you will be provided with a receipt.

How to host a fund drive

In addition to food drives, we also have a simple option of helping set up a fund drive.


1. To start, please email Alyssa Lewis at alewis@fightinghunger.org

2. We’ll get the website set up for your organization

3. Spread the word as needed and watch the funds raise

Frequently asked questions

1. What are your critical item needs?
We’re always in need of the “super six” items: canned fruits, vegetables, canned meats (tuna, chicken), cereal, hearty soup/stew, peanut butter.  

2. Where can I drop off my donations?
Donations can be dropped off at our warehouse located at 4446 Entrepot Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32310, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please come in through the west entrance and proceed straight to the loading dock ramp, where your donation will be weighed and you will be provided with a receipt.

4. Can I donate money too?
Absolutely! Every dollar you give will provide 4 meals to people in need. Please make checks out to “Second Harvest of the Big Bend”, and collect in separate envelope. To create a virtual food drive, please email Alyssa Lewis at alewis@fightinghunger.org.

3. Can Second Harvest pick up my donation?
We greatly appreciate donations being brought to our facility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our drivers and truck schedules are completely maximized at this time. Thank you!

4. Does the food bank provide collection boxes?
Yes. You can come to our warehouse during business hours and pick up as many collection boxes as needed. 

5. What items can the food bank not accept?
We cannot accept rusty or unlabeled products, perishable items, homemade items, alcoholic beverages, open or used items. Many people are suprised to learn that we CAN accept items past the “sell by” or “use by” date!

6. Who should I contact with food drive related questions?
Please contact Alyssa Lewis at alewis@fightinghunger.org or 850-562-3033, ext. 221.