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An "Exceptional Makeover" for Second Harvest of the Big Bend

Tom Flanigan

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

Second Harvest's incoming Board President Cat Keen said nearly 80 volunteers were hard at work inside and outside the big building near the airport.

"Turning brown walls into white; turning the brown outside into white with a pressure washer and we're really appreciative that they're here," she said.

Second Harvest Executive Director Rick Minor said not a single dollar of food collection and distribution money was spent on the makeover. "A food bank wouldn't be any good if we had a lot of food in the warehouse but no means to distribute that food to our partners that in turn provide that food to families in need," he said. "So almost everything that we do relies on the good will and dedication of our volunteers."

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Saturday's Makeover volunteers included Executive Director Rick Minor's 2-year old daughter, Madeline.

On Saturday, that included students from the FSU College of Law and some basketball team members, and folks from the Tallahassee Investors Network, along with material donations from Home Depot and Fast Signs.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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