Our THF Team members were fortunate to participate in the Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Backpack Packing Blitz on Friday, July 22, 2022.
THF staff gathered at the Florida State University Donald L. Tucker Civic Center to pack 20,000 backpacks to benefit students within the Big Bend community. This event was one of Envision Credit Union’s several Envision No Hunger initiatives to eliminate food insecurity within the Leon County.
Envision No Hunger Campaign Initiative
Since 2020, Envision Credit Union‘s Envision No Hunger has donated towards the Second Harvest of the Big Bend’s Backpack Program. The Backpack Program provided at-risk students a backpack of food on Friday in an effort to decrease food insecurity. At least 16,000 children within Leon County are food insecure.
Volunteers had the opportunity to write words of encouragement that were placed in each bag of essential items. Participants were provided snacks and danced to music played by a live DJ. Other sponsors included Comcast, WTXL ABC News Channel 27, Gaines Street Pies, and RedEye Coffee.
“THF is honored to partner with the Second Harvest of the Big Bend to serve the community that we call home”, said THF Tax Services Shareholder Brian Walgamott. “It’s difficult for children to perform well in school when they are hungry. We are helping to decrease the likelihood of hunger by stuffing their bags with nutritious food.”
Envision Credit Union is committed to match up to $30,000 of all donations for the month of July. If you would like to contribute to this initiative, donate to the Second Harvest of the Big Bend here.
About The Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Second Harvest is a nonprofit food bank that collects and distributes food to hunger-relief charities and also through specialized programs and mobile food distributions undertaken with community partners. They are dedicated to reducing hunger and malnutrition, and they function as the warehouse for millions of pounds of food and other essential products that go out to the community. They are members of Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic food relief organization, and one of three Feeding America food banks in Florida designated for disaster/crisis response. To learn more about giving to The Second Harvest of the Big Bend, click here.