Without the generosity of this amazing community of donors, Second Harvest would not be able to distribute 22M pounds of food to the hungry men, women and children of 17 north Florida counties each year. Our donors are so critical to our mission, we are always on the lookout for new way to recognize you for the great impart you are making in our community.
Gleaning refers to the gathering of crops left behind after farmers are done harvesting. Crops may get left behind for several reasons. Sometimes food is left behind from a field that was mechanically harvested, or the food may not be worth the cost to the farmer due to labor cost or expected low profits from the market. However, the food that remains behind is still healthy and nutritious food that can be used. Gleaning is one of many things that Second Harvest North Florida does to help rescue food that can be used to feed those in need.
Join Second Harvest North Florida in recognizing a super partner: Bimbo Bakeries. Since June, 2012, the benevolent bakers have donated more than 105,000 pounds of bread to feed the hungry men, women and children of north Florida. These delicious baked goods include English muffins, bagels, hot dog and hamburger rolls, pizza crusts, specialty and traditional sliced breads, tortillas, and rolls. When the Bimbo Bakery donation arrives at the food bank every Monday and Thursday, the large carts overflow with great products.
The Second Harvest North Florida Community Garden Initiative is launching a brand-new community garden at 1232 Pierce Street on Saturday, March 2nd.
Join the Second Harvest North Florida Communtiy Garden Initiative for the launch of our brand-new garden on Pierce Street on Saturday, March 2nd. The garden installation is a kid-friendly event and requires no prior gardening experience. We will be building beds, installing in-ground garden rows, building a shed and installing irrigation lines (time permitting).
The Seventh Jacksonville Jaguars Taste of the NFL, which will be held on Friday, Oct. 5 in the Upper West Touchdown Club at EverBank Field. Your information has been recorded in our database and you will receive a formal invitation to the event in early September.
Since 1992, the Taste of the NFL has rallied the country's top chefs and the NFL's greatest to raise money in support of food banks throughout the United States. The Jacksonville Jaguars have supported Second Harvest North Florida through this "party with a purpose," helping to raise nearly $800,000 in support of hunger relief efforts here on the First Coast. This year's event will be the first with Ann and Shad Khan as hosts. It will be held at the luxurious Upper West Touchdown Club at EverBank Field.
Second Harvest North Florida has canceled its the the inaugural St. Augustine Empty Bowls Luncheon, originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 26, at Flagler College.
Are you struggling to provide for your family? SNAP can help! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps put food on the table for some 31 million people per month. It provides low-income households with monthly electronic benefits they can use like cash at most grocery stores. This is the same program formerly known as food stamps.