Join Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia and make a difference in the community and the fight against hunger!
Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia partners with over 298 nonprofit agencies to serve Georgia’s 21 coastal counties. Our agencies provide food assistance, hot meals, and groceries for hundreds of thousands of individuals in coastal Georgia – and we are very thankful for their compassion and dedication to serving our community.
How it works
In the last year, Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia’s partner agencies provided more than 13.9 million meals to those in need! We call these nonprofits our “partner agencies” because we partner together with them to get food to those in need in the fight against hunger in coastal Georgia.
Second Harvest provides food and non-food items to over 298 partner agencies and programs. These programs include food pantries, hot meal programs, shelters and other non-profit and faith based organizations including children’s after school programs, senior programs and rehabilitation programs. The Food Bank also offers critical support to partner agencies in the form of educational workshops on a variety of topics including nutrition, grant writing, safe food handling, and advocacy outreach.
Working with Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia to stock their shelves allows community hunger relief programs to stretch their dollars, providing more food to more people in need. Second Harvest distributes USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) commodities and GNAP (Georgia Nutrition Assistance Program) food, fresh produce, dairy, and bread products to our member agencies. Second Harvest also purchases food and receives donated product which partner agencies can order from our shopping list.
We sincerely thank our current partner agencies for their phenomenal effort in serving the ever-increasing number of people in need of food in our communities. In order to reach these food insecure people, we welcome new partners interested in working together for hunger relief.
Steps to becoming an agency
- Read the requirements for membership.
- Fill out the agency application.
- Include proof of 501c3 status: copy of 501c3 determination letter. Note: this is not your tax exempt ID number, but a letter from the IRS confirming your organization’s tax exempt status.
- Include your current Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. You can look up your updated EIN number through the IRS website at: apps.irs.gov/app/eos
- Include a letter of interest.
- This must be on your organization’s letterhead and include a brief description of the program you operate or plan on operating. Please describe your organization’s mission and provide detailed information on how the program will be funded and sustained.
- Once your application is approved, we will schedule a site review to assess adequate food storage facilities.
- Attend a new member agency orientation.
Documents for agency use
- And Justice for All Poster
- USDA Non-discrimination Statement
- 2023 USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form
- USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (Spanish)
- ServSafe Food Handler Guide for Food Banking
- Agency Civil Rights ServSafe Sign In Sheet
- TEFAP Commodity Distribution Form
- TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program)
- TEFAP (The Emergency Food Assistance Program) Spanish
- Temperature Log
- Civil Rights Training Slides