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Take the Challenge.

Fill a Bowl.

Feed the Hungry.

 

Tallahassee Food Challenge

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Gaines Street Pies

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Take the challenge

Gaines Street Pies has teamed up with businesses and food-assistance charities across Tallahassee in challenging each of us to step up and help feed hungry families in our community during this time of year.
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America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend reports that in our eleven-county region, one in six adults and one in four children lack access to enough safe, nutritious and socially acceptable food for a healthy and productive life.
Take the challenge and join us in helping to feed hungry children and families.
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Fill a bowl

Not every bowl is full. That’s why we working to make donating food to those in need as easy as possible. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and check back here for updates on information from our local food charities. You will find these listed for you and displayed on our Tallahassee Food Challenge map.

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Feed the hungry

Twenty-seven percent of Leon County residents live at or below the poverty level. One-third of the people facing hunger in our community are children. Add to that the fact that during the months of May and June, food supplies grow dangerously low among Tallahassee food-assistance charities when demand is up and donations are low.
By contributing to our local food charities, you bring the missing ingredient these charities need to help our neighbors. By giving generously and giving often during this critical period and throughout the year, we can make the difference for thousands of children and adults in our community.

Donation Locations

We want to make it easier for you to donate to our local food-assistance charities.

Tallahassee Food Challenge has compiled this list of local food charities for your convenience. Visit a location near you or contact the local charity to make a contribution. Check back here for updates and information.

Donate directly with any of the following food-assistance charities:


What to Donate

Although requested donations may vary by food assistance charity, most food banks and food pantries accept any food that is non-perishable and nutritious.

  • The best items to give:
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned meat (tuna, etc.)
  • Canned soup (or chili, beef stew, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Cereal

More items to give:

  • Canned foods (fruits & vegetables, tuna, chicken, salmon, stew, soup, beans)
  • Just add water packets (pancake mixes, oatmeal, ramen noodles, boxed noodles, instant rice)
  • Fruit cups (mandarin oranges, apple sauce, craisins, raisins)
  • Nuts
  • 100% juice drinks
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Pasta (whole grain is best)
  • Rice (brown is best)
  • Oatmeal
  • Canola and olive oil
  • Granola bars
  • Popcorn
  • Herbs and spices
  • Baby formula

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