The Face of Hunger Today

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%
Who is hungry?
Family Group

Working families often visit food pantries to help make ends meet.

Child Eating

Children are more than 22 percent of the people you help.

hands of elderly woman

Seniors are the fastest-growing segment of the population visiting food pantries.

College Students

College students use food pantries at a time when they have very few resources.