Second Harvest Joins National Giving Tuesday Movement

| December 2, 2014

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VALDOSTA– December 2, 2014 – First Black Friday, then Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and now #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving! It’s a day for YOU to give back. Second Harvest of South Georgia is participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday. 1 in 4 people in South Georgia don’t know where they’ll get their next meal. 3 out of 4 can help by giving to Second Harvest.

Second Harvest, C93 and V96 will be at the Valdosta Mall from 5-7 pm accepting donations. You can make donation anytime online at FeedingSGA.org. The money we raise on #GivingTuesday will go toward our Mobile Food Pantry program. A “manna drop” as these distribution events have been nicknamed puts a spin on the traditional food pantry model.  We transport food into areas of concentrated need where residents may not have transportation in order to visit food assistance programs. These manna drops can provide those in need with both non-perishable items such as canned food and perishable items such as produce, dairy, and bread.

We want to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. The holidays are about more than consumerism, they’re about the community. We want to work together to build a better community!

If you can’t afford to give a monetary donation there are other ways to get involved:

  • Encourage others to give by posting on social media using the hashtag #GivingTuesday. Please tag us!
  • Take an #Unselfie – A selfie is when you take a picture of yourself, an UNselfie is you doing something for someone else. An example would be a picture of you volunteering or giving a food donation.
  • Volunteer at one of our warehouses: Albany, Douglas, Thomasville or Valdosta

Call (229) 244-2678 to set up a time to volunteer.

  • Donate non-perishable food items to Second Harvest.

About Second Harvest of South Georgia

Second Harvest of South Georgia serves 30 South Georgia counties and is largest rural food bank in Georgia. Headquartered in Valdosta, the organization has locations in Albany, Douglas, and Thomasville. Through our network of over 425 partner agencies and through our programs, Second Harvest distributed more than 18.5 million pounds of food in 2013 to children, seniors and families struggling with hunger. We operate a variety of programs including the Food Bank, Farm to Family, Kids Café, Teachers Harvest, Manna Drop Mobile Food Pantry, and more. For more information on how to help alleviate hunger in South Georgia, visit us online at www.feedingsga.org.

Facebook: Facebook.com/SecondHarvestSGA
Twitter: @SecondHarvest
Instagram: @SecondHarvestSGA

About #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a movement to celebrate and provide incentives to give. It will culminate with a global day of giving on December 2, 2014. This effort harnesses the collective power of a unique blend of partners— charities, families, businesses and individuals—to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they celebrate and help create a better world. #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a global moment that is dedicated to giving around the world. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit www.givingtuesday.org.

Eliza McCall, Chief Marketing Officer
Second Harvest of South Georgia

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