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Second Harvest of the Big Bend purchases new warehouse

Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 18:20:54-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Second Harvest of the Big Bend will celebrate new beginnings Thursday night.

The food bank distributed enough food for 10.6 million meals to those in need this fiscal year. Now the food bank is gearing up to serve even more meals.

Second Harvest is looking forward calling this warehouse its own.

The team purchased the building, then added a generator and other upgrades. They're also welcoming a new CEO.

Second Harvest serves 11 counties. Four of the top five hungriest counties in the state are served by the group.

Food pantries across the Big Bend get supplies from the warehouse, and now that the team owns it-- there's no need to worry about a renter. Plus any necessary improvements and upgrades can happen without a problem.

"Hunger is a basic a need of every child and adult. You can not function if you're hungry. Providing nutritious healthy food to meet that need is what we're all about and it feels great," said Shari Hubbard, with Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the warehouse and performances by the Raa Middle School for the Performing Arts Magnet Chamber Choir.