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Hunger is a real issue in our nation. There are more than 40 million people in the United States that struggle with food insecurity, 1.5 million in the state of Georgia, and 137,410 in Coastal Georgia.
Established in 1981 in Savannah Georgia, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is a locally inspired, volunteer driven nonprofit food bank and community partnering organization. Second Harvest 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 Southern Georgia.
They work diligently to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to non-profit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth. Their programs include Brown Bag for the Elderly, Grace’s Kitchen, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Partner Distribution. These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. America’s Second Harvest partners with 298 faith based and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia.
Last year, America’s Second Harvest helped distribute over 18 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 13.9 million meals. They prepared and delivered 589,266 meals for the Kids Café Program with Grace’s Kitchen. Additionally, they packed and provided senior citizens with over 20,000 bags of essential groceries for the Brown Bag for the Elderly program. Finally, the mobile food pantry packed and distributed over 4.3 million pounds of food to serve approximately 62,00 households.