What does Second Harvest do?

At Second Harvest, our core program is our food bank. Most of our operation is acquiring, storing, and distributing donated and purchased food and grocery items. We are a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. We also operate several specialized feeding programs in-house for children, seniors, and others. Additionally, we aid in disaster relief efforts as needed throughout our service area.

Where does the food come from?

Donated food comes from national manufacturers, regional farmers, other food banks, wholesalers/distributors, local retailers, food drives, and individual donors. We also purchase foods at a wholesale rate and distribute USDA Commodities through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), for which we are contracted with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to distribute to our qualifying agencies.

Food collected by Second Harvest is distributed through our network of agency partners, including other nonprofit charities and local faith-based organizations.

What areas do you serve?

Our agency partners are located throughout our Big Bend service area, including Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, and Suwanee.