The Tallahassee Food Challenge is the perfect coming together of Tallahassee’s business community, Tallahassee’s food charities, and the people of Tallahassee. This massive ad campaign delivers a simple message: “Take the challenge, fill a bowl, and feed the hungry”.
As the Tallahassee Food Challenge kicks off here in the month of April, we dedicate this week’s show to the enormous undertaking of reaching nearly 500,000 people in the greater Tallahassee area. With food scarcities among the population having more than doubled to 30% over the previous year, encouraging everyone to give generously and give often is even more important.
The work of Second Harvest of the Big Bend is unparalleled in its role as a food bank that provides collection and distribution for an 11-county area of service. Through its network of food distribution partners in local neighborhoods and community centers, Second Harvest has risen to the challenge even in the face of Covid-19 shutdowns and food pantry closures.
CEO of Second Harvest and long-time advocate for the needs of children and families, Monique Ellsworth-Van Pelt will talk with Brien about the innovations and adaptive strategies that have been implemented. Notably, volunteerism has mushroomed and new partnerships have been formed with other organizations to produce even greater results.
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