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About Americas Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia

Hunger is a real issue in our nation, our state and in Coastal Georgia. There are more than 49 million people in the United States that struggle with food insecurity, nearly 2 million in the state of Georgia and 158,230 right here in Coastal Georgia.Established in 1981 in Savannah Georgia, Americas 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.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, Graces Kitchen, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Partner Distribution. These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. We partner with nearly 300 faith based and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia.Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 9.6 million meals 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.

Americas Second Harvest Of Coastal Georgia Holding Groundbreaking For New Warehouse

SAVANNAH, Ga. – Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is taking the first steps towards getting their brand new warehouse with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday.

That brand new warehouse space will be along Chatham Parkway. It will double the size of their current warehouse and kitchen space and is a $40 million project.

A lot went into picking this location including the close proximity to the interstate and the fact that its further inland.

Crouch says itll also have more docks to unload trucks, more parking for staff and have a bigger reach to the rural communities.

Crouch says its a huge project and they will invite the community to get involved along the way.

Were really excited! Well kick off a campaign next year for the community to be involved in. It is their food bank and thats what we want to say is its your community food bank. It should be able to meet the need for years and years to come and we hope everyone will help us in our mission to be able to feed the future of our community.

The groundbreaking will be at 3 p.m. and work will continue as they hope to have it completed in just one year by December of next year.

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Local Food Banks Pantries Giveaways

SAVANNAH, Ga. Several local organizations want to help other community members that may be struggling with food insecurity.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 10.5 percent of U.S. households were food insecure at some time during 2020.

Below, you can find a list of local food banks, pantries and giveaways in the Coastal Empire and the Lowcountry.

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How We Listen

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Heres how this organization is listening.

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  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys ,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Who We Are

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The mission of the food bank is to feed the hungry by distributing nutritious food to nonprofit agencies and at-risk elderly and youth, to assist in disaster relief, and work towards long-term solutions to end the cycle of poverty and hunger. Our statement of purpose is Leading the effort to end hunger and improve lives in Coastal Georgia.

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What We Do

Established in Savannah in 1981, America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia 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 southeastern 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, Kids Cafe, and Mobile Food Pantry. These programs are designed to provide hunger relief to those most vulnerable. We partner with 300 churches and non-profit agencies to provide emergency food assistance across Coastal Georgia. Last year, Second Harvest food bank provided more than 19.8 million meals to hungry people in our area. Support from the community and collaboration with partners make it possible for us to reach so many in need right here in our own community.

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