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Envision No Hunger, Feed the Need campaigns make history for Second Harvest

Posted at 6:30 PM, Aug 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-12 18:58:33-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The month-long Envision No Hunger campaign is over having raised over $160,000 and Second Harvest of the Big Bend is celebrating the largest single campaign in their history.

Exact donations amounted to $161,098.62, money that will feed 600 children for one year through Second Harvest's backpack campaign.

The backpack program gives children a backpack of food every Friday to make sure they don't go hungry over the weekend.

in a time where many are struggling the fact that the campaign was record-breaking says a lot about our community.

"We were constantly reminded what an incredible community we have, and not just in Leon County, but all of our other rural counties that also donated and gave," said Kelli Walter, the vice president of Community Development at Envision Credit Union. "I think it just shows the incredible support and love and belief in what Second Harvest does."

"The dollars raised here are, most of the time, in small increments," said Monique Ellsworth, the CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend. "These were sacrificial gifts. These were $5, $10, $3 donations coming from families who were going without for a moment so a child could go with."

For more information on Second Harvest click here.