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Second Harvest Seeks Donations for Holiday Season

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Posted at 4:24 PM, Oct 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-09 12:47:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL)- Tallahassee’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend distributes nearly 5.5 million pounds of food each year to members of the community. They need more this season for the nearly 100,000 people they serve. With the busy holiday season right around the corner, Second Harvest needs to be prepared.

Executive Director Rich English adds "There are over 98,000 people in the Big Bend region who can't do anything about it and that's why we're here. And that's why we need to help as a community to help these folks who can't help themselves."

 As of right now, the food bank is short on peanut butter, canned veggies, and canned fruit. To help Second Harvest you can donate food from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at their location on Four Points in Tallahassee. For large food donations, call (850) 562- 3033 in advance. You can also donate your money or time by becoming an organization volunteer

Food packages that are open or contain home made canned products cannot be accepted. Community drop-off sites can only accept non-perishable food donations.

For further information you can visit the Second Harvest of the Big Bend website, http://www.fightinghunger.org/.