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Second Harvest awarded $50,000 grant from Bank of America

Posted at 5:54 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 17:54:20-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Second Harvest of the Big Bend has a little more money now to help feed families in our area.

It's all thanks to Bank of America's Neighborhood Champion program. It supports non-profits that try to help people get out of poverty.

Thursday, they donated $50,000 to Second Harvest.

The Big Bend has the highest food insecurity rate in the state. About 1 in 5 people in our area are food insecure.

"If we're going to have a community that is going to be characterized as economically mobile, then we need to address these issues and from our perspective the private sector like bank of America should be standing shoulder-to-shoulder with organizations like second harvest to address this issue," said David Hulse, the market president of Bank of America of Tallahassee.

This grant will help Second Harvest feed more people in our community.

Almost 98,000 of our neighbors here in the Big Bend are hungry and over 20,000 of those are children.