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. Donating to Second Harvest saves businesses real dollars through waste-disposal savings, tax benefits and inventory control. Plus, it’s convenient, safe and great for the environment.
A private, non-profit organization, Second Harvest distributes more than 20 million pounds of food to more than 450 non-profit partner agencies in 17 north Florida counties. Our mission depends heavily on the passion of volunteers, the generosity of corporate and private contributors and food donors, and the hard work of our partner agencies.
Second Harvest North Florida works with more than 400 local and national food manufacturers, retailers, distribution facilities, warehouse’s, reclamation centers and farmers to secure food and grocery items. See who
Second Harvest accepts anything from cases to truckloads of food and non-food items that include:
Second Harvest’s food donor partners are eligible for a number of tax benefits. In the 1976 Tax Reform Act, Congress refined statutes to allow corporate donors an increased deduction, under certain circumstances, for contributions of ordinary income property to a public charity or to a private operating foundation.
At Second Harvest, safety is a priority. Our fleet of refrigerated trucks and food safety-trained staff protects your brand – adhering to the highest standards for product handling and inventory control, limited recall capabilities and liability protection.
In 1996, then-President Clinton signed the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act into federal law, to encourage donations of food and grocery products to non-profit organizations. This law:
Click here to view the Bill Emerson Good Samaratan Food Donation Act in its entirety.
Second Harvest follows GMA (Grocery Manufacturer Association) and FMI (Food Marketing Institute) guidelines.
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Safe Harbor Seafood
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To find out more about how you can partner, please contact our director of food industry relations, Elliot Darkatsh, at 904.517.5554, or firstname.lastname@example.org.