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Second Harvest, Tallahassee Housing Authority partner to feed Joe Louis community

Posted at 7:20 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 19:20:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Second Harvest of the Big Bend is further concentrating their efforts to feed families through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Volunteers spent the mid-morning hours in the heart of the Joe Louis community, in partnership with the Tallahassee Housing Authority.

The distribution there, one of three, organized based on data collected throughout the pandemic.

"What you're seeing today is kind of a phase two of what Second Harvest is working to do. So, at the beginning of our response to COVID-19, we did these really large mega distributions in centrally located areas of our community, and since then we've been working with other local leaders who've been able to help us recognized where concentrated need is," said Monique Ellsworth, the CEO of Second Harvest. " So what we've been doing is bringing the food and bringing the resources to communities where there is great need."

They even took their efforts a state further Wednesday, with National Guardsmen going door to door within the community and hand delivering fresh goods.

Second Harvest has its third distribution with THA Thursday on Holton Street.