How You Can Help Fight Hunger Second Harvest North Florida fights hunger every day. More than 450 nonprofits are dependent on us to provide them with food for the hungry people they serve – children, veterans, seniors and the working poor.
How We Serve People in Need The Need
More than 342,000 individuals in the Second Harvest North Florida service area are deemed to be “food insecure” – which means they might not be hungry, but they also don’t know when they will eat again. Of that total, more than 117,000 are children. In the 17-county area we serve, 136,269 people are in a class of working poor with no access to federal or state benefits. We are the sole source of food for thousands of working poor families.
From Donations: local grocery store partners, regional food wholesalers, local food drives, individuals, farmers & farmers markets
Food is Sorted/Stored
Food is Distributed
Food is sorted/stored in our 33,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility or other warehouse locations in St. Augustine, Gainesville and Lake City. Perishable foods are stored in freezers or refrigeration units. Nonperishable foods are sorted and shelved for distribution. Second Harvest staff includes 24 direct operations employees. 3,770 volunteers worked 24,000+ hours in 2011.
To 450+ Member Agencies: Ministries, church pantries, medical clinics, senior citizen centers, after-school programs, summer programs, shelters & feeding sites. Through Mobile Pantries. Through Special Programs: Kids Cafe, Summer Lunch feeding sites, BackPack Program, healthy food distribution programs, SNAP outreach.
From Government Resources: TEFAP (from USDA) Through Feeding America Network: CHOICE system, national donor relationships As Purchased Resources
5 Ways You Can Help Fight Hunger
Every dollar you donate will provide seven
Feed 237 families enough food to last
meals to hungry neighbors. To see more
four days by sponsoring a mobile pantry
on the impact your donation makes, visit
with a gift of $1,000. The hope it provides
is priceless.To learn more about mobile pantries, visit wenourishhope.org/mobilepantry
Adopt a hungry child through our BackPack
Help end hunger by investing in Second
program for $100 for the entire school year
Harvest. Your gifts help power our
(42 weekends). This provides children living
distribution network that gets food into
at or below the poverty level with food staples to feed a
the hands of people who need it. Unrestricted dollars
family of four during the weekend that will help bridge the
fuel our operation so that we can keep the cost of
gap when school nutrition programs are not available.
food to our agencies low. Join us in ending hunger
There is currently an unmet need of several thousand
by becoming an annual or monthly donor. Visit
children in north Florida. To learn more about the
BackPack program, visit wenourishhope.org/backpack
We couldn’t do the work we do without the thousands of volunteers who assist our small staff. Let us develop a creative way for your service group, corporation or family to volunteer time and make a personal, powerful experience for all involved. Visit wenourishhope.org/volunteer As a nonprofit, we are dependent on cash and food donations, as well as volunteers, to deliver over 20 million pounds of food to hundreds of thousands of people in need. Even that’s not enough. We need to reach 40 million pounds to end hunger in our 17-county north Florida region. Won’t you support us today?
To get involved: Visit: WeNourishHope.org Call: 904.353.FOOD (3663) Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Second Harvest North Florida is an IRS 501(c)(3) program (EIN #59-1965600) and all contributions are tax deductible.