Second Harvest of the Big Bend

R.B. Oppenheim Associates

Publix Supermarkets has awarded a major grant to Second Harvest of the Big Bend. It will mean thousands of meals to school children and families throughout an 11-county area of North Florida.

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of volunteers filled the cafeteria of Godby High School on Saturday. They were there to pack thousands of meals to help the region's low-income families get through the summer when school meal programs are shut down.

Tom Flanigan

Every spring break, hundreds of students from FSU, FAMU and TCC take part in a charitable exercise called "The Big Event". This year's Big Event happened at Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

Tom Flanigan

Second Harvest of the Big Bend is starting off the New Year with a healthy $5,000 donation from AARP Florida.

Tom Flanigan

The Tallahassee headquarters of Second Harvest of the Big Bend received an "exceptional makeover" on Saturday (8/27).

Tom Flanigan

Hundreds of school kids in six North Florida counties will be carrying something a bit tastier than homework in their backpacks every weekend this fall. They’ll be bringing home much needed food thanks to a big donation from a Tallahassee credit union.

Tallahassee Democrat

A nearly endless parade of people stopped by the Tallahassee Democrat Thursday (6/2) to help out with the paper’s community food drive. Gloria Pugh’s AMWAT company was providing transportation for the collected comestibles. She especially remembered two young contributors to the cause.

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend

For many students, summer spells out relaxation and vacation. However for some, summertime puts students in a bind. And for those who receive free or reduced-price lunch, school might be the only place they receive a guaranteed meal.

America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend is touting what the group calls a “generous donation” from the peanut industry to help feed the hungry.

Perspectives: Full Summer

May 29, 2014

More than half of Leon County’s public school kids qualify for the no-cost-reduced-cost breakfast and lunch program.  Meanwhile, the “Full Summer” campaign, along with Whole Child Leon, Second Harvest of the Big Bend and other organizations have ramped up efforts to fill that need during the summer months when schools aren’t in session.

Janellie

Florida’s hungry are about to get hungrier. This month, those who depend on food stamps got a little less to spend and members of Congress are discussing a plan that could cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, even further. Meanwhile,  charities and food pantries say they’re already stretched to the max and can’t fill the gap SNAP is leaving.

It’s just after midnight on the first day of November and for Beverly Gonzalez that means it’s time to go grocery shopping.

Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s new executive director is settling into his new job. 

Richard “Rich” English is no stranger to the challenging task of collecting huge quantities of food and getting it into the hands of people who desperately need it.

“I came from a much larger food bank in Akron, the Akron-Canton Food Bank, where I gained a lot of experience in the operational part of the business, compliance, food safety, OSHA, those kinds of things," he said.

Perspectives: Hunger is no Game

Jun 7, 2012

An estimated one out of four Leon County children don’t have enough to eat. Sharing their take on the situation is: Second Harvest of the Big Bend Board Member Bob Fulford; Second Harvest’s Program and Services Director Herman McBride; Cathy Reed, nutrition services director for the Leon County School District and the district’s Dietician Intern Rachel Moeller.