TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Food insecurity on the rise in North Florida, that's why Second Harvest of the Big Bend is inviting community members to help their neighbors by dropping off a turkey or donation at one of two of their two distribution sites on November 12.
Over 850 turkeys and $25,000 dollars were collected during last year's drive, and Second Harvest hopes to break that record next week.
"We know that the need is greater now than ever before," said Monique Van Pelt, the CEO of Second Harvest. "Studies coming in let us know that of the people that are attending our distributions currently, 40 percent of them have never needed our services, so food insecurity is on the rise, and we know that the distribution of these turkeys will go to people that desperately need them."
The drop off locations at Ponce de Leon Park and Bannerman Crossing will be open until 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 12.