Second Harvest Moving on After Rodent Infestation; Needs Help from Community

Second Harvest Warehouse
Posted at 3:13 PM, Jun 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-23 14:38:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) - Earlier this year, America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend had to close the doors of its Adams Street warehouse following a rodent infestation. After opening their new location, the non-profit is now relying on donations to make sure they can stay up and running.

Bigger and better, two words that describe the potential of the new facility. The warehouse, located off Entrepon Road in southern Tallahassee has some notable improvements from the original location.

Jim Croteau, CEO of Second Harvest of the Big Bend, says, "Today, we're celebrating because we got the freezer going and product in there for the first time."

The cooler and freezer rooms of the new location are over twice the size of the Adams Street location. Not to mention the entire warehouse is larger than the previous one.

Croteau explains, "We're now able to ramp up our volume to where it was before and the only challenge that we have is the operational cost."

A cost that is a bit pricey after losing a grant that helped the organization meet their financial needs.

"We're a little less than $100,000 short for making our budget through October when the new grant cycle begins. And we're looking for the community to support us through that," says Croteau.

While America's Second Harvest has suffered a this setback. They hope to return to full force very soon.

For more information on how you can help donate to America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, you can visit