Food for Thought Tours to Give Insight on Big Bend Food Insecurity

Almost 100,000 people in the Big Bend, including 20,000 children, lack regular access to healthy, nutritious food. Beginning Jan. 22, Second Harvest food bank will host free, monthly “Food for Thought” educational tours, providing an opportunity to engage with the public about food insecurity issues in the Big Bend.

The one-hour Food for Thought tours accommodate 12 participants, and include an information session to learn more about who is hungry in our community, a walking tour of the food bank to see how it operates and a complimentary lunch provided by Chicken Salad Chick. Individuals and groups are welcome, and tour dates are available at

“Many people are surprised to learn that the Big Bend has Florida’s highest food insecurity rate. In fact, four of Florida’s top five hungriest counties are located here, and more than 16 million meals are missing from family tables in our region every year,” said Shari Hubbard, APR, director of community relations for Second Harvest food bank. “We invite everyone who wants to learn more about how Second Harvest works to address hunger among our neighbors to attend one of our informative tours.”

Interested individuals and groups must register to participate in a Food for Thought tour, and should RSVP to Shari Hubbard at, or by calling (850) 562-3033 ext. 211.