All people deserve to eat, regardless of their life choices or their circumstances. No one can grow, maintain good health or reach their full potential if they are hungry. At Second Harvest, our purpose is to help feed our hungry neighbors in need.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, a surprising number of our neighbors are doing something they never imagined – visiting one of our agency partner’s food pantries–for the first time in their lives.
COVID-19 Hunger Impact in the Big Bend:
- Almost 30% of the population (150,000 citizens) are food insecure
- 52,000 additional people are struggling to find their next meal
- 31,000 Big Bend children are experiencing hunger on a regular basis
- In Leon County, child food insecurity is up more than 56%