Pooler Lions helped sort and pack food items this weekend at Second Harvest Food Bank of Coastal Georgia over the weekend of February 3rd & 4th.
About Second Harvest:
Hunger is a real issue in our nation, our state and in Coastal Georgia. There are more than 38 million people in the United States that struggle with food insecurity, 2.3 million in the state of Georgia and 114,760 right here 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 Coastal Georgia.
We work diligently to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to non-profit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth. Our 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. We partner with 245 faith-based and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia.
Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 19 million meals (more than 22.8 million pounds of food) to hungry people in our area. Support from the community and collaboration with partners make it possible for us to reach many in need right here in our own community.