Truist Foundation Supports Second Harvest to Serve Food and Hope to 1,000 Tallahassee Families During Food Bank’s First Winter Food Distribution
Tallahassee, FL—On December 19, Second Harvest of the Big Bend partnered with Truist Foundation to conduct the food bank’s first-ever Winter Food Distribution, providing frozen turkeys, fresh produce, canned and boxed pantry goods to serve 1,000 Tallahassee families.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Second Harvest of the Big Bend on their first-ever Winter Food Distribution in Tallahassee,” said Chris Mills, market president at Truist, speaking on behalf of the Truist Foundation. “Specifically, we’re proud to support Second Harvest’s mission to provide food to individuals and families in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Second Harvest is making such a monumental impact in the toughest of times; our collaboration will provide 40,000 meals to the Tallahassee Community.”
Second Harvest director of communications, Shari Hubbard, noted that in addition to food, Second Harvest also shares hope with the thousands of people lining up to receive food this holiday season, many for the very first time.
“Every day, we receive calls and messages from those we serve that really show how great the need is not just for food assistance, but also for personal connections with others during this challenging time,” said Hubbard.
Second Harvest Facebook excerpt: “I want to thank the sweet lady at Second Harvest. I was the fifth person in line this morning at Governor’s Square Mall. The lady that helped me this morning I’ve seen on TV a few times. She is a nice lady. She had tears of joy for helping me. She doesn’t know she really impacted me today and made me feel special that someone really knew my name and was that thoughtful of me. It made my day. I’m new to Tallahassee and it’s just me and my wife, so we are so thankful.”