Our food donors form the backbone of Second Harvest North Florida. With the help of the food and hospitality industries, businesses, worship centers, and individuals, we recover excess food to distribute to nonprofit partner agencies with feeding programs. Contact us at 904.353.3663 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, to learn learn more about how you can help people in need in one of the following three ways:
If you want to bring a personal product donation (either as part of a food drive or as an individual donation), come by the food bank any day, M-F, during our business hours 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. A staff member will assist you in unloading your vehicle and will prepare a donation receipt for your records. For address, driving directions and a map, click here.
Want to host a food drive?
Food items most requested by agencies' clients are:
Please note that we can only accept unopened, unexpired items. We also cannot accept "homemade" canned jellies, jams or vegetables. Hunger never takes a holiday or goes on vacation -- you can make a huge impact anytime by conducting a food drive. It's simple and easy. Whether you want to hold a drive in your neighborhood, office, or school, we'll help you with the right materials.
The bill (B276) expands Florida's Good Samaritan food-donation law to provide a lawsuit exemption for restaurants that donate leftovers to charities and nonprofit groups. Federal Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act On October 1, 1996, then-President Clinton signed this act to encourage donation of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations for distribution to needy individuals.
This law makes it easier for you to donate by:
Federal tax laws provide most donors with tax benefits for the contribution of food to Second Harvest North Florida and other non-profits in the form of a charitable deduction equal to the tax basis of the property contributed plus one half the difference of the basis and fair market value (limited to twice the basis of the property). It is recommended that you consult your accountant or tax advisor in order to determine the exact charitable contribution to which you may be entitled.