A landmark study released today by Second Harvest North Florida and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, reports that more than 170,700 people receive emergency food each year through Second Harvest and the agencies it serves in north Florida.*
The results are in from the Be A Hero Toy & Food Drive held in conjunction with First Coast News on Dec. 4 and 5, and the big winners are families in need throughout north Florida.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Second Harvest North Florida!
Second Harvest North Florida relies on thousands of volunteers every year to supplement the work of our small staff. Our year-round projects offer rewarding ways for individuals and groups of all kinds to contribute their time, talents and resources. In addition, we often call upon volunteers for special events and other urgent needs. Register online to schedule your volunteer opportunity with Second Harvest by clicking the button below.
Each year, billions of pounds of consumable food and grocery products are thrown away in food industry facilities. With 342,000 North Floridians struggling with hunger (117,000 of them are children), businesses help by donating items they may normally discard - including short-dated products, dented cans, surplus inventory or unspoiled leftovers.