Hungry In North Florida

Tom Flanigan

A massive campaign is underway to fill Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Tallahassee warehouse. The effort involves many area businesses and community leaders.

feedingamerica.org / Feeding America

For many students in Florida, summer vacation means finally getting out of the classroom and away from tests and homework.  But for some, the Summer also means figuring out where the next meal will come from. Now there are efforts underway to address hunger in North Florida—especially at times when a major food program—the school—is no longer in session. 

Workers and volunteers help sort and stock a Tallahassee food bank.
Margie Menzel / WFSU News

Nearly a quarter of Gadsden County residents don't know where their next meal is coming from. Leon County is close behind with 22 percent of residents classified as "food insecure". That's according a recent report from the group, Feeding America. The organization's study shows hunger is widespread in the Big Bend.