Food Challenge Launched to Feed the Hungry

Apr 25, 2018

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.

Gathered for the Food Challenge launch in the Second Harvest warehouse: (l. to r.) Lourdes Madsen with Rapid Press Printing; FSU Women's Basketball Head Coach Sue Semrau; Brien Sorne of ALCOM Corporation, campaign coordinator; Jeremy Matlow with Gaines Street Pies; Mark Deckle with Second Harvest; and Leon County Commissioner John Dailey.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Leon County Commissioner John Dailey said the culprit is well known.

“One out of six families with children is struggling through poverty in our community. That’s unacceptable,” he said.

Second Harvest’s Mary Deckle added that means too many meals go unserved every year.

“In Leon County alone that’s 11 million meals that don’t get put on the table that need to be put on the table.”

Businesses sponsoring the Food Challenge include Gaines Street pies headed by Jeremy Matlow.

“We’re taking the challenge as a business to step up and promote this cause,” he said.

And FSU Womens’ Basketball Coach Sue Semrau hoped more help would soon be on the way.

“Our community is a wonderful place and I urge every business owner and business in Tallahassee to contribute to this very worthy cause.”

Cash contributions are preferred, as Second Harvest of the Big Bend can buy four dollars-worth of food for every donated dollar received.