Established in Savannah in 1981, serves as the food safety net for tens of thousands of children, senior citizens, low-income families, and people with disabilities who are at-risk for hunger throughout southeastern Georgia. We work diligently to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to non-profit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth. Our programs include Brown Bag for the Elderly, Grace’s Kitchen, Kids Cafe, and Mobile Food Pantry. These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. We partner with 300 churches and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia. Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 8.1 million meals (more than 9.6 million pounds of food) to hungry people in our area. Support from the community and collaboration with partners make it possible for us to reach so many in need right here in our own community.
How the Food Bank Works
Primarily, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia serves as the food source for partner non-profits. We pick up or receive truckloads of food that are donated daily by local and national grocers, businesses, and individuals. Second Harvest inspects, sorts, and stocks donated items in our 30,000 square foot warehouse. Donations are supplemented with purchased items. Fresh and non-perishable products are distributed to more than 300 nonprofit agencies in a 21 county service delivery area that includes both urban and rural communities. Our partner agencies include food pantries, homeless shelters, soup kitchens, domestic abuse facilities, senior centers and daycare centers for low-income children.
The mission of the food bank is to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to nonprofit agencies and at risk elderly and youth, to assist in disaster relief, and work towards long term solutions to end the cycle of poverty and hunger. Our statement of purpose is “Utilizing food and education to improve lives and create a hunger-free community”.
Hunger in Our Community
- 64% of children in Coastal Georgia go hungry every day
- 43% of our clients choose between food and utilities
- 34% of the people we serve choose between food and housing
- 30% of our clients choose between food and medicine/medical care
Hunger Hurts but You can Help
Partnership, collaboration, and donations from food manufacturers and retailers make it possible for Second Harvest to efficiently provide meals for those right here in our community who go hungry without our help.
- $10 provides 50 meals
- $25 provides 125 meals
- $50 provides 250 meals
- $100 provides 500 meals
Board of Directors
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