Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s orange blossom Honey for Good and shortbread Cookies for Good can be purchased in the Cask & Larder gourmet grab-and-go market and two additional Master ConcessionAir markets within Terminal A (Airside 2) at the Orlando International Airport. In addition, the honey will be incorporated into a variety of menu items; and the shortbread cookie crumbles will be utilized as a base for the hand-crafted ice cream from Florida Panhandle-based Southern Craft Creamery.
“At Master ConcessionAir, we are dedicated to giving travelers unique experiences,” said Peter Amaro, CEO of Master ConcessionAir. “Cask & Larder delivers with delicious farm-to-terminal options. Now, with Second Harvest’s A Spoon Full of Hope initiative, we can give guests a taste of Central Florida even after they reach their destination—and it’s for a good cause. We’re incredibly proud to support this effort.”
The two products are a part of Second Harvest’s new A Spoon Full of Hope signature multi-product food retail line. It 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.
“Now residents and visitors alike can experience A Spoon Full of Hope – on the go!” said Dave Krepcho, CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. “Such a unique opportunity for those near and far to give back to our local community. We value the new partnership with both Master ConcessionAir and Cask & Larder and are grateful for their support of those seeking another chance at life through our Culinary Training Program.”
The orange blossom Honey for Good is locally-sourced through 40-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. The shortbread Cookies for Good are baked and packaged at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen.
“A focus on celebrating local farmers and promoting corporate social responsibility are cornerstones of our brands,” said James Petrakis, co-owner of Cask & Larder at OIA on Airside 2. “Adding Second Harvest’s A Spoon Full of Hope cookies and honey to our gourmet grab-and-go market is one more way we can showcase the best of Central Florida to guests traveling through Orlando.”
Visit ASpoonFullofHope.org to learn more.