Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Mission

To feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.

In the Big Bend, there is food available and no one should have to go hungry.
Second Harvest of the Big Bend is a 501c (3) nonprofit charity formed to address the urgent problem of hunger in the community.

Second Harvest food bank feeds the hungry in 11 counties of the Big Bend through our network of 135 partner agencies.

Founded in 1982 as the Food Bank of Tallahassee, we began by picking up prepared and perishable food at local restaurants and grocery stores (“food rescue”). In 1986 we joined America’s Second Harvest – the Nation’s Food Bank Network, now called Feeding America. Feeding America is a network of more than 200 food banks that each has a defined service area.

Support for our programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from individuals, grants from foundations, workplace giving campaigns and corporate sponsorship and cause-related marketing are all sources from which we receive generous financial support with which to carry out our mission.