Hunger Facts
  • $4.4 Billion – the statewide cost of food insecurity in Florida**
  • $1.5 Billion – money hungry Floridians need to meet their basic food needs*
  • 104,610 individuals in the Big Bend are food-insecure*
  • 66% of our neighbors have had to choose between buying medicine or food
  • Rural Hunger – 87% of food-insecure counties in the South are rural*
  • 10.6 Million Meals – the equivalent number of meals distributed by Second Harvest of the Big Bend during FY 2018/2019, to 135 partner agencies, food pantries, and other partner programs
  • 1.2 pounds of food = 1 meal (industry standard)
  • 20% of the food we distributed in FY 2018/2019 was fresh produce
  • 100,000 miles – Number of miles our fleet of trucks travels each year picking up and delivering food