Senior Citizen Food Boxes Available

Second Harvest of South Georgia is now accepting applications for free food assistance boxes for qualified senior citizens at its Valdosta warehouse located at 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Recipients must be at least 60 years of age and meet the income eligibility requirements below:

 

 

 

 

 

Those interested must apply in person at our Valdosta location between 8 am and 4 pm.  Bring a copy of your driver’s license or state-issued photo ID, proof of residency (e.g. lease, utility bill, etc.), and proof of income (SS award letter, check stubs for 30 days, etc.).  Boxes are available to qualifying seniors while supplies last.

For more information, call (229) 469-6930 for more information.

 

Call to Canvas Art Contest!

Georgia Pacific, in partnership with the Kids in Need Foundation, is holding an art contest for schools served by KINF Resource Center affiliates like Teachers’ Harvest.  Participating teachers will in a Thirty-One Bag prize from Teachers’ Harvest (while supplies last) and will be entered to win the Grand Prize of GP copy paper for their school!

Entries are due to Hannah at TH by May 5!  Click HERE for full details.

Corks and Forks – a Benefit for Second Harvest

corksandforksLearn about the historic Windsor hotel, established in 1982, at their website. (Click HERE to be taken directly to it.)

Complete your registration below.  You will receive an email within 24 hours with confirmation of your reservation as well as payment instructions.

 

Request for Bids: Food Procurement for Kids Café Program

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. (“SHSGA”) is accepting Sealed Bids from qualified food vendors for
Food Procurement for our Kids Cafe Program (“KCP”). Items to be bid on are for milk items. The
contract period will begin on November 10, 2016 and end on September 30, 2017. Sealed bids will be
received no later than 10:00 am EST, Wednesday, November 9, 2016, and delivered to Emily Broome-
Garrison, Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 at which time they
will be opened and publicly read aloud at 10:15 am EST. Bids received after the above date and time or
in any other location other than the Office of the Chief Financial Officer will not be considered.
A pre-bid meeting will be held on Monday, October 31, 2016, at 2:00 pm EST at 1411 Harbin Circle,
Valdosta, GA 31601. The pre-bid meeting is not required, but attendance is encouraged.
Our KCP is a participant of the CACFP program administered by Bright From the Start with the State of
Georgia. We provide meals to children in after-school programs for the provision of nutritious foods
that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children. We maintain four
kitchens, one in Valdosta, GA, one in Albany, GA, one in Douglas, GA and one in Thomasville, GA, where
meals are prepared and then delivered to children in these service areas and their surrounding
communities. We operate Monday through Friday of each week. Annually, we serve 450,000 meals and
snacks, which include supper and snacks throughout the school year and may include breakfast, AM
snacks, lunch, PM snacks and dinner on school breaks and holidays. All meals must follow the USDA
Required Child Meal Patterns.
Bid packets may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, Inc., 1411 Harbin
Circle, Valdosta, GA, 31601, (229)244-2678 ext208 or from the link below. SHSGA
reserves the right to reject any or all bids based on past performance and to waive technicalities and
informalities and re-advertise. All contracts will be reviewed by Bright From the Start.

Kids Cafe Procurement Rebid Package – FY2017

Non-Discrimination Statement: In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees,
and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating
based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights
activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require
alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape,
American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for
benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA
through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made
available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the
USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:
www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to
USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by mail: U.S.
Department of Agriculture; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue,
SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: program.intake@usda.gov; This
Institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Thanksgiving for Thousands 2016

IMG_9811 (Medium)1 in 4 people in South Georgia struggle with hunger daily, and 1 in 3 area children may go to bed hungry tonight.  We are doing something about that, and you can help.  On Tuesday, November 22, Second Harvest of South Georgia will distribute 2,000 food boxes to those in need in the Valdosta area.  For $5, you can ensure that 1 family has food this Thanksgiving.  You have the opportunity not just feed bodies but to feed the hope that tomorrow will be better than today.  Each box contains 20 pounds of food and will, with very little supplementation feed a family of 4 for approximately a week.  Boxes will be distributed at Valdosta High School beginning at 8 am and continuing while supplies last.

These sponsorships can come from individuals, families, churches, or even businesses.  Sponsorships received before Thursday, November 18, can include a message of your choice for the box recipient.  The messages (1 per box sponsored) can be “in memory of”,  “in honor of”, “compliments of”, etc.  Even simple messages of hope like “We hope this box brightens your Thanksgiving” may bless those who receive it.

Please help our neighbors in need by sponsoring a box today!

To sponsor a box, click here for instructions on how to complete your donation by mail or in person.

You may also complete your sponsorship online by clicking here. You’ll be redirected to our Donations page.  Simply click the DONATE button at the bottom and make sure you note TGBOX in the “Add Special Instructions” field.

Volunteer opportunities for this event will be available.  Please contact volunteer@feedingsga.org or call (229) 244-2678 to inquire.

 

Make a Difference Day 2016

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Join us for Make A Difference Day 2016, our largest event of the year. Roll up your sleeves to help end the fight against hunger.

October 22 from 8 am to 12 pm in Valdosta, Thomasville and Albany

Pre-register by 10/13/2016 to guarantee your event t-shirt.  T-shirts are available on site the day of the event while supplies last for those who register after 10/13/2016.

Click HERE to register!

Request for Bids: Food Procurement for Kids Café Program

Second Harvest of South Georgia, Inc. (“SHSGA”) is accepting Sealed Bids from qualified food vendors for Food Procurement for our Kids Cafe Program (“KCP”). Items to be bid on are for milk items. The contract period will begin on October 15, 2016 and end on September 30, 2017. Sealed bids will be received no later than 10:00 am EST, Thursday, October 13, 2016, and delivered to Emily Broome-Garrison, Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud at 10:15 am EST. Bids received after the above date and time or in any other location other than the Office of the Chief Financial Officer will not be considered.

A pre-bid meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at 2:00 pm EST at 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA 31601. Our KCP is a participant of the CACFP program administered by Bright From the Start with the State of Georgia. We provide meals to children in after-school programs for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, healthy growth, and development of young children. We maintain four kitchens, one in Valdosta, GA, one in Albany, GA, one in Douglas, GA and one in Thomasville, GA, where meals are prepared and then delivered to children in these service areas and their surrounding communities. We operate Monday through Friday of each week. Annually, we serve 450,000 meals and
snacks, which include supper and snacks throughout the school year and may include breakfast, AM snacks, lunch, PM snacks and dinner on school breaks and holidays. All meals must follow the USDA Required Child Meal Patterns.

Bid packets may be obtained from the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, SHSGA, Inc., 1411 Harbin Circle, Valdosta, GA, 31601, (229)244-2678 ext 208 or by clicking the link below.

Kids Cafe Procurement Bid Package – FY2017

September is Hunger Action Month!

It’s Hunger Action Month!  We have events going on all month long to help raise awareness, food and funds to alleviate hunger in South Georgia.

Due to weather, we are delaying our official kickoff, but here’s a quick look at what we’ve got going on during the month of September.

Fill-A-Truck for Hunger sponsored by Southeastern Credit Union is a month-long food and fund drive to benefit our food bank. If our community can raise enough food (or monetary donations) to fill a truck, SCU will match that! Find out more here.

  • September 3-5: Wild Adventures BOGO Admission Days (with canned food donation to benefit SHSG)
  • September 8:  Fill-a-Truck Kickoff/Hunger Action Day at Southeastern Credit Union Headquarters
  • September 10:  Open Pottery Workshops for Empty Bowls at Turner Center for the Arts
  • September 12:  Spirit Night at Buffalo Wild Wings to Benefit Second Harvest
  • September 19:  Hunger in America Photography Exhibit/Empty Bowls Opening at Turner Center for the Arts
  • September 28:  CAN-tasia Canned Food Drive/Sculpture Event at VSU sponsored by PRSSA

Look for further details next week!  For more information email us at info@FeedingSGA.org or call 229-244-2678.