The fight against hunger in South Georgia is what drives Second Harvest, and the next tool in that fight is our new 65,000 square foot regional distribution facility in Thomasville. This facility will exponentially increase its capacity to fight hunger in Thomas County and across Southwest Georgia. The new building includes a dry warehouse, cooler/freezer/cold dock spaces, a Kids Café kitchen, and administrative spaces. It features an indoor/outdoor marketplace, allowing agencies to “shop” in a more customer-friendly/less industrial feeling space. The facility also includes volunteer training and work spaces, as well as a multipurpose room that will be open for use by various community organizations.
“It’s our commitment to ending hunger in our area which led us to create a new Regional Distribution Center in Thomasville,” said Frank Richards, CEO of Second Harvest of South Georgia. “We are excited about the role that Thomasville will play in the future of the fight against hunger and about the opportunity to increase our reach and our impact in Southwest Georgia.”
The facility will put another 5,000,000 pounds of food within easy reach of those in need in Southwest Georgia. The effect that this new warehouse will have on hunger in the area will be dramatic. The increased capacity afforded by the new Thomasville facility will enable Second Harvest to do more to make affordable, nutritious food more easily accessible to those in South Georgia who need it most.
The facility is now open and off to a great start! Visit here if you would like to know more information about the project or see how you can help.