Our Programs > Brown Bag For The Elderly

The Brown Bag Program has been providing groceries to low-income seniors since 1984. The bags containing enough food to make approximately 5 meals are packed by volunteers and distributed to more than 1,700 seniors during the third week of the month, when many individuals on fixed incomes are faced with difficult decisions about whether to purchase food or medications. All types of food are included, from canned goods, fresh bread, pastries and produce when available.

Second Harvest serves 21 counties in the coastal area. More than 10,605 seniors in our community are living below the poverty level and need our help to have enough food to eat.

In order to feed our elderly neighbors who are at-risk for hunger, we need your support. Volunteers are needed on the third Saturday of each month to help us pack bags. Additionally, Second Harvest is searching for partner nonprofit agencies to help us distribute to those in need. Additionally, we need both food and monetary donations to support the program.

In order to organize all volunteers effectively and ensure a pleasant experience, we ask that any groups wishing to volunteer for the Brown Bag Program please contact Becky Willman at 912.721.1783 or bwillman@helpendhunger.org. Brown Bag preparation begins at 8 a.m. on designated Saturdays. For your safety, no sandals, clogs, flip flops or shoes exposing any part of the foot are allowed.