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Second Harvest of the Big Bend receives donation from Louisiana

Second harvest receives donation from Louisiana
Second harvest receives donation from Louisiana
Posted at 5:12 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2019-10-02 15:16:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Second Harvest of the Big Bend accepted a big donation Friday from a neighboring state.

The Kenner, Louisiana Emergency Operations Center delivered 46,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to Second Harvest for people affected by Hurricane Michael.

The food came from a donations by CRC Global Solutions.

Assistant director of the emergency management, Heather Hilliard said she's proud to offer help because so many are quick to help  her town when natural disaster strikes.

"Unfortunately, we're in a very resilient area that gets hit a lot and natural disasters and things like oil spills. We are accustomed to not only responding, but we know the long process it takes to go into recovery.  You may have found all of your family members, you have seen that your home is gone, but we know that it's going to take a lot longer than that and this is just the beginning of the recovery process" said Hilliard.

Second Harvest will distribute the food throughout the area, providing quality meals for those who lost everything due to the storm.