Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has announced its A Spoon Full of Hope signature multi-product food retail line can be purchased in all five Gordon Food Service Store locations across Central Florida. The tomato basil Soup for Good and Honey for Good including orange blossom, palmetto, and wildflower are now on the store’s shelves.
“We are ecstatic to have the Gordon Food Service Store as the second retail partner for our A Spoon Full of Hope product line and in all five of its stores,” said Dave Krepcho, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “Through GFS, the multi-product line has now expanded into Brevard, Seminole and Volusia counties – all of which we serve as an organization. This enables us to reach more people to share our story and for GFS to help us shorten the line of need. It’s a win-win all the way around.”
A Spoon Full of Hope was designed to create sustainability for Second Harvest’s 16-week Culinary Training Program, which provides at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults no-cost culinary and life skills training to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. The program has a 100-percent placement rate upon graduation.P
“We are very excited to bring these wonderful products to market and support Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s hopes to train future members of the foodservice industry, which is near and dear to our hearts,” said Darrin Sanders, GFS Store’s Florida regional manager.
The tomato basil Soup for Good was created by Second Harvest Chef Jill Holland in collaboration with packaging partner IPAC located in Winter Springs. The Honey for Good trio of orange blossom, palmetto and wildflower are locally sourced through 96-year-old Goldenrod Apiaries; and packed raw, uncooked and unfiltered. All of the packaging and labeling currently occurs by staff and volunteers in Second Harvest’s Production Kitchen.
Visit ASpoonFullofHope.org to learn more or to view and purchase online any of A Spoon Full of Hope products.