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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

Food Arrives

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

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

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 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: Call: 904.353.FOOD (3663) Email:

Second Harvest North Florida is an IRS 501(c)(3) program (EIN #59-1965600) and all contributions are tax deductible.


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