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Second Harvest of Big Bend plans additional need-based food distribution sites

Posted at 11:23 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 23:23:19-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Second Harvest of the Big Bend plans to offer more need-based food distribution sites based on data they've collected since the start of COVID-19.

Their volunteers have been gathering information from drivers of each of the cars that have visited giveaway, like the one Tuesday at Godby High School.

They found that more that 60 percent of the people visiting came from only three zip codes within Leon County, areas that stretch from Woodville to Fort Braden, as well as the Griffin Heights and Frenchtown communities.

Now, they're turning that data into an action plan.

"We're looking at a partnership with the Housing Authority and the Joe Louis area so that we can do something up there on the border of Frenchtown and Griffin Heights in 32304," said Monique Ellsworth, the CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

If you weren't able to pick up food at Godby, Second Harvest's next distribution will be Wednesday at Legacy Toyota from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.