This week, Tallyfoodweb.com is excited to highlight the efforts of America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend. The primary and most current project that they are undertaking is providing a hunger free summer for the ~25,000 children in the Tallahassee area that face hunger during the summer months, where they have no access to school lunches.
In 2018, Second harvest delivered over 7.4 million free meals. This is possible through 130 strong partnerships with non-profit and faith-based organizations that help address food hunger and insecurity. Lott’s community garden is one such organization that, in one year has provided 16,518 pounds of fresh produce for the second harvest to distribute.
To do your part in helping alleviate food hunger in the big bend area, where Leon county is ranked the third most food insecure county in Florida, you can reach out to these volunteer coordinators or donate as little as a dollar (which provides 4 meals) using this URL:
To volunteer at Lott’s Community Garden, contact Kristine Lamont at firstname.lastname@example.org
To volunteer at the food bank, contact Shari Hubbard at ShariHubbard@FightingHunger.org or (850) 562-3033
Food donations are also accepted. These include:
· Prepared or perishable goods
· Frozen or refrigerated goods
· Ingredients and raw materials
Please visit the second harvest website to check in on the status of various events and initiatives meant to better the big bend area.
--Written by Joe Uthuppan