Second Harvest of South Georgia

Change the life, Change the world

Learn About Second Harvest

It’s a fight we can win if we work together!

About Us

Feeding Those in Need

In 1982, a small group of volunteers representing several Valdosta churches formed the Unity Food Bank with the goal of giving community churches access to the foods and services necessary to carry out their charitable work. The group operated in a borrowed basement, distributing loads of food donated from another organization. Over the last 31 years, the organization has grown and transformed – changing names and leadership, becoming independent and nationally-accredited, and expanding geographically and operationally.

Today, Second Harvest of South Georgia is the leading hunger-relief organization in the region and the largest rural food bank in the state. We serve a nearly 12,000 square mile region made up of 26 counties. In addition to our Valdosta headquarters, we have branches in Thomasville and Tifton. From these locations, we serve more than 300 partner agencies through a variety of programs including the Food Bank, Kids Cafe, Mobile Food Pantry, and Teachers’ Harvest among others.

How We Operate

Our Community Empowers Us

Second Harvest of South Georgia relies on donations to continue our work.  For every $1 we receive, we can distribute food equal to 9 meals.  That means that your gift has an exponential impact on our community.   You can help us feed our neighbors in need in a variety of ways: one-time giving, monthly giving, legacy giving, and more. 

Giving Back To Our Community

Ways You Can Give

Donate Funds

Support the cause by providing financial contributions to help sustain and expand initiatives.

Donate Food

Contribute essential food items to support those in need and help combat hunger in the community.

Donate Time

Get involved by volunteering your time and efforts to make a difference in alleviating hunger.

Find Food Near You

Locate our partner agency nearest you through our interactive tool designed to connect you with food assistance in your area.

Give Food or Funds

Support the cause by making financial contributions or donating food to help us sustain and expand our programs.

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Volunteer with SHSG

Get involved in the fight against hunger by volunteering at the food bank

Our Supporters Help Us Feed More!

Become a Second Harvest Partner Agency

Thank you for your interest in partnering with Second Harvest of South Georgia. Through our network of partner agencies, we distribute more than 1 million pounds of food per month. Our programs can help you increase the impact of each dollar you spend on your ministry or outreach program. We are always looking for dedicated groups to join us in the fight against hunger in South Georgia.

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