April 13, 2017

An Inspirational Weekend of Changing Lives

Author: Guest Blogger

He Got Up! 2017On Sunday, April 9th, Second Harvest had the opportunity to participate at the 2nd Annual He Got Up! event, sponsored by the Orlando Serve Foundation, at Camping World Stadium. He Got Up! Was started to bring together already existing aid groups, into one location, and serve the homeless, families, and individuals in need.

Hosting a table at the Job Opportunities/Education area, so many, young and old, came by our table to hear about our Culinary and Distribution Training Programs, and receive some healthy snacks. We had some great conversations with individuals in need, but were also able to talk with vendors around us about our free training programs.

People didn’t realize that Second Harvest was involved in so many different ways to help our community!

Nitza Colon, Manager of our Benefits Connection Program, served in the Health and Wellness area, and provided attendants with Benefits Connection (BC) brown bags that included a list of food pantries, a schedule where BC staff provide SNAP application assistance, flyers with nutrition information, and a snack.He Got Up! 2017 collage

Our warehouse staff played a huge part leading up to the event. With the support of our Operations Manager, Ricardo Robledo, and his crew, we were able to bring with us 500 lbs of food. Because of their help, we were able to distribute lots of healthy snacks and other food items, and for that, we are truly grateful.

 

It’s an honor for us to be at the He Got Up event at Camping World Stadium. So many are coming together in the community to serve others. We’d love to hear about what organizations you may know of. – Tyler

Posted by Z88.3 Mornings on Sunday, April 9, 2017

It’s an honor for us to be at the He Got Up event at Camping World Stadium. So many are coming together in the community to serve others. We’d love to hear about what organizations you may know of. – Tyler

Posted by Z88.3 Mornings on Sunday, April 9, 2017

Getting a chance to help families in need, talk to US Veterans, offer healthy snacks, and be a part of an event that helped our homeless receive free haircuts, clothes, blankets, pillows, shoes, food, assistance programs and Starbucks instant coffee, was a blessing. I can’t wait for next year, and I’m proud to work for an organization that works with community partners to continue the momentum, of helping our neighbors in need, going all year long!

 

Cindy Cha
Culinary Training Program
Administrative Assistant

 



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