America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc.
4446 Entrepot Blvd.
Tallahassee FL 32310
Contact Information
Address 4446 Entrepot Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Telephone (850) 562-3033
Fax 850 562-6176
Web and Social Media
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Donate to this Orgs Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
At A Glance
Organization DBA
Second Harvest Food Bank of the Big Bend
Second Harvest of the Big Bend
America's Second Harvest
Feeding America
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
EIN Number 59-2610345
Year of Incorporation 1986
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,596,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,586,000.00
Mission Statement

Our mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through our network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight against hunger.


Needs Statement

  • Increase community monetary donations to maximize the amount of healthy meals we deliver to the Big Bend area.

  • Increase community volunteer time. We are particular need of more volunteers to assist in quality control and distribution preparation.

  • Expand capacity of non-profits and churches distributing food, especially in rural areas.

  • Increase community food contributions.


Impact Statement


  • Distributed nearly 7 million pounds of food in 2014, which is more than 6 million meals in the past year. 

  • Obtained grants and donations to support substantial programs for children, rural communities, and seniors.

  • Secured and moved to a new location that provides increased opportunities to bring more healthy meals to the Big Bend region.

  • Expanded the Child Nutrition Program to serve more than 19,000 meals and 36,000 snacks.


  • Establish effective and efficient operations at new facility to maximize service to participating agencies.

  • Strengthen recurring funding through donations and grants to allow expansion of food acquisition.

  • Secure more volunteers for warehouse and all programs, especially agencies that distribute food directly to those in need.




Background Statement
In 1986 we joined America's Second Harvest – the Nation’s Food Bank Network, now called Feeding America, which enabled us to obtain and distribute non-perishable donations. Feeding America is the network of 203 food banks in the country that each have a defined service area. Feeding America solicits donations from national manufacturers and companies, such as Kellogg’s, ConAgra, and Kraft, but also works on national public awareness and advocacy issues.


Our defined service area includes the eleven counties of the Big Bend, including Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Wakulla, Gadsden, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Calhoun, Franklin and Gulf Counties. We deliver to our partner agencies in each of these counties to ensure they have the food needed to distribute and serve their clients.

Service Categories
Food Banks, Food Pantries
Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.

Our organization serves the following counties in Florida:  Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla.

Board Chair Statement

Board Chair Statement

Statement from Gigi Rollini, Board President:

Hunger affects us all. When the body is hungry, the mind can think of little else.


Right now, as you read this, one in 4 children in our community are hungry. As a mother of two young children, I cringe at the thought of a child nearby trying to go to sleep tonight without having had any dinner.


I also know that missed meals do not just mean rumbling tummies and tears at bedtime. Hunger is the root of so many modern challenges for our community, from education to health care. These are challenges that affect each one of us. To be able to take on those challenges, we must start by tackling hunger.


Through its powerful donor network of groceries, farmers, retailers and restaurants, and its 130+ agency distribution network of soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries, child nutrition programs and group homes, Second Harvest distributes nearly 7 million pounds of food each year to hungry children, seniors, the disabled, the working poor and unemployed, the homeless, and victims of natural disasters and illness.


But it is only through the generosity of this community’s indivudals that Second Harvest can make such a difference. We need every community member to help us work toward ensuring no child has to go to sleep hungry tonight.  

We hope you will make Second Harvest a part of your life by contributing your funds, food, or time today. Given that we know how to turn just $1 into 4 meals, whether your contribution is big or small, you can feel certain you will make an impact on the lives of many.


Advisory/Agency Partner Council Chair Statement


Statement from Fred Kinch:


I strongly believe that our community is only as good as the compassion we show to the least among us. I also feel that it is very important that this compassion and charity be personal. I, and all who serve at ASHBB, feel an individual connection to those client agencies, and the people whose lives are impacted by what we do at Second Harvest. We, as a society, cannot effectively or sensibly address the needs of every community in our country by relying solely on a faraway Federal Government. We cannot, and we should not.

As a Publix Store Manager, I have seen for years, the boxes of damaged and otherwise less than perfect goods shipped out the back door to be donated to Feeding America. As volunteer director of the food pantry at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church (A Second Harvest affiliated agency), I saw how food distribution agencies relied upon the food from Second Harvest to serve the people in their local neighborhoods.

At Second Harvest, we are able to achieve so very much in our community by leveraging thousands of volunteer hours throughout our communities. In every corner of our community, you can see caring people actively involved in the plight of the “food insecure” members of our community. We can only achieve this level of effectiveness, and have the ability to leverage these hours, through the caring donations of our patrons.


CEO Statement/Executive Director Statement

Statement from Jim Croteau, Interim CEO:

Second Harvest is essential to the ability of the community to lend a helping hand to those who are experiencing food insecurity in the 11-county region we serve. Many of these people are the working poor, our neighbors, and people we meet at church or school. Second Harvest is able to obtain a great deal of food from individual and corporate donations. The challenge is to cover the expenses involved in picking the food up, processing it for quality and safety, packaging the food to facilitate distribution and delivering the food to our partner agencies. Community support is essential to the success of the community's effort to provide nutrition to neighbors in need.


Description Support for our programs comes from a variety of sources. Gifts from Individuals, Grants from Foundations, Workplace Giving Campaigns, and Corporate Sponsorship and Cause-Related Marketing are all sources from which we receive generous financial support. These funds used to carry out our mission of feeding hungry people throughout our 11-county service area.
Budget $1,600,000.00
Category Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, General/Other
Population Served At-Risk Populations, Families, Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success The equivalent of 4,000 meals a month are delivered to community partners to distribute.
Long term Success

Delivered over six million pounds of food, five million meals, to over 50,000 individuals in the past year.

Program Success Monitored By
Our success is measured by monthly surveys and reports.
Examples of Program Success
Food banks, Brown Bag for Seniors, Back pack program, congregate meals, mobile feeding, mobile pantries are impacted by the availability of food from Second Harvest.
Program Comments
CEO Statement/Executive Director/Board Comments  

Food banks across the country are struggling to feed the hungry as demands continue to rise.

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend says one in four children, one in six families and elderly in the Big Bend area do not know where their next meal will come from.

Second Harvest provides millions of pounds of food for agencies and churches to distribute in the region.

The challenge is to provide the infrastructure to acquire, process and deliver the available food to those in need. Funds and volunteers are essential to the effort.

Board Chair
Board Chair Gigi Rollini
Company Affiliation Messer Caparello, P.A.
Term July 2015 to June 2016
Board Members
Jayme Agee Fl. Board of Realtors
Rebecca Berhalter Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare
Catherine Keen Volunteer Florida
Fred Kinch Publix Supermarkets
John Martin Retired
Rian Meadows Florida Virtual School
Wil Merrick Stewart Memorial
Gigi Rollini Messer Caparello, P.A.
Jerry Rumph Hayward & Grant
Ramsay Sims Capital City Bank
Limark Tucker Walmart/Sam's
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 10
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 89%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
CEO Comments

The Second Harvest Board has been very active the past year dealing with a number of significant issues facing the organization. Board and staff communications and Board oversight will be the focus of the upcoming year's activities.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Dr. Jim Croteau
Term Start Apr 2015
CEO/Executive Director Current Compensation 20000
Experience   James M. (Jim) Croteau, Ph.D., has had extensive experience in management and organization. Jim spent 35 years with Leon County Schools in a variety of positions, including Interim Superintendent. Jim also spent five years as CEO of Elder Care Services, providing meals on wheels and in home services to at-risk seniors. Following a brief service as Interim State Ombudsman for Long term Care with the Department of Elder Affairs, Jim agreed to help Second Harvest deal with several critical issues. Facilitating a move to a new facility in a very short amount of time and renewing financial support for capital expenses and operations were some his early success. Jim feels that the mission of the Second Harvest is critical to the community and his time with the organization will help stabilize the organization for a successful future.

Senior Staff
Title Director of Food Resources
Title Food Sourcing and Transportation Manager
Full Time Staff 16
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 700
Contractors 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
CEO Comments

On a weekly basis, we receive hundreds of pounds of food, both perishable and non-perishable.  Along with intake, we have volunteers and staff working in the reclamation warehouse to make sure this food is properly stored and then packaged for distribution.

Every day we have to check to make sure the food is deliverable and we also check for recalls.

Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 4
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2010
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Under Development
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $1,596,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,586,000.00
Endowment Value $14,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
Form 9902014
Form 9902013
Audit or In-House Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Dtermination
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201320122011
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$2,317,550$675,622$536,886
Individual Contributions$8,911,456$703,172$731,328
Investment Income, Net of Losses$284$0$0
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$12,691$28,677$109,931
Revenue In-Kind$9,816,586$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201320122011
Program Expense$11,128,009$8,892,997$7,587,143
Administration Expense$138,798$94,974$128,984
Fundraising Expense$151,408$116,515$125,209
Payments to Affiliates--$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.020.991.05
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%98%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%8%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201320122011
Total Assets$3,306,087$3,193,315$3,300,078
Current Assets$330,566$1,081,030$1,260,601
Long-Term Liabilities$1,390,091$1,390,091$1,417,162
Current Liabilities$110,946$119,034$118,301
Total Net Assets$1,805,050$1,684,190$1,764,615
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.989.0810.66
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201320122011
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets42%44%43%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Campaign Purpose America's Second Harvest faces various challenges every day. We have so many funding needs the list is endless. We are still developing our Capital Campaign.
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
Additional Documents
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Nonprofit America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Inc.
Address 4446 Entrepot Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32310
Primary Phone 850 562-3033
Donate to Endowment Fund at Community Foundation
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Dr. Jim Croteau
Board Chair Gigi Rollini
Board Chair Company Affiliation Messer Caparello, P.A.
Year of Incorporation 1986