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Second Harvest of the Big Bend holds mobile pantry to help feed community

Posted at 11:21 AM, Oct 14, 2018
and last updated 2019-09-30 08:51:36-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, charities here in the Big Bend have helped feed the community. 

In Tallahassee, the Second Harvest of the Big Bend ran a mobile pantry at Grace Mission Episcopal Church Saturday morning.

Organizers say they fed about 300 people.

Second Harvest CEO Rick Minor said while the nonprofit always tries to provide food to the community, it works even harder during a catastrophe like this. 

"During blue skies when things are normal we are still working to get food out to people that are food insecure that struggle to find healthy food but during the grey skies when we have a hurricane like this we are all on deck," said Minor. "Every single one of us is at the office. We are making sure we get coverage 24/7 to make sure that we can receive the trucks of food that come into our warehouse and that we can respond and get trucks out to the folks that need it." 

The Second Harvest of the Big Bend has handed out about 45,000 ready to eat meals and about 140,000 water bottles since the hurricane.