Partnering with Second Harvest
Each year, billions of pounds of safe food and grocery products are thrown away in restaurants and catering facilities, and pulled from the shelves of retail stores.
More Central Floridians than ever before are trapped in a cycle of poverty. Of the households we serve, 27% of the members are children. 70% of our clients are choosing between paying their rent and buying food.
Your business can help by donating items you may normally discard - including dented cans, surplus inventory or unspoiled leftovers. Donating to Second Harvest can save your business real dollars. Plus, it’s convenient and safe.
What to Donate
Second Harvest accepts anything from cases to truckloads of food and non-food items that include:
- Dry-stored (nonperishable), perishable, refrigerated and frozen
- Fruits and vegetables, meat products, bakery items and prepared foods
- Raw ingredients, bulk products (grade outs), salvage product, reclamation products and unsellables
- Personal care, health and beauty items, household cleaning and paper products
- Surplus and bulk inventory, unlabeled or mislabeled items, discontinued items and private-label brands
- Surplus produce: If you find yourself with extra vegetables or fruit
that you are unable to sell or won’t be able to use, we ask that you
consider donating them.
- Less-than-perfect produce: Donate less-than-ideal food that is still perfectly edible to our neighbors in need.
- Land: Dedicate extra land to grow fresh food for food banks.
- No donation is too small.
- No donation is too large. We accept bulk shipments and will also pick up from your location.
- We accept fresh produce.
- With our distribution network we can respond quickly to capture your donation.
- Donations made in good faith are protected from liability by the
Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act which was signed into law
on October 1, 1996.
Of all the hard decisions you make in your business, partnering with Second Harvest as a food donor is one that feels good and gives back.
For more information, please contact
Kirsten Langan, Director of Food Strategy & Sourcing
Phone: 407-514-1029 Email: KLangan@feedhopenow.org