Archive for the 'Events' Category

October 5, 2017

Health & Hunger in Central Florida: A Call to Action

Author: Kelly Quintero

On September 22nd, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida presented the Community Health Needs Assessment in partnership with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. With more than 100 attendees that included community leaders, executives and elected officials, the report revealed that food insecurity, along with access to care, is key to improving a person’s health and well-being.

Hunger is now seen as a health issue, and food is the best medicine. As such, access to adequate nutrition is now a top priority for the major health systems in Central Florida. This new focus will have a profound impact on our community. Read More …

October 5, 2017

Small Wheels, Big Fun!

Author: Brie Rios

On Sunday, September 24th, our warehouse was completely transformed into an Iron Man race course. With help from our friend Chris Sadowski, a well versed Iron Man himself, we created a half-biking, half-running race course all throughout our facility. Participants of all ages arrived bright and early, ready to race through the food bank! Did I mention that during this event we also had a Family Volunteer Day going on? Family members ages 5 and up joined the fun by sorting fresh produce in our corral and simultaneously cheering on our racers as they went by. Read More …

October 4, 2017

Join me for a sweet fashion show unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

Author: Guest Blogger

Love RAD fashion, food and fun? Ready for a dazzling event that you’ll never forget that also benefits Second Harvest? Then you don’t want to miss The Sugar Art Fashion Show at The Americas Cake Fair, Friday, October 13th, 7:00-9:30 PM at the Orange County Convention Center.

Mingle with fellow fashionistas for a fun, delectable evening featuring food, libations and a high energy New York-style fashion show displaying mouth-watering haute couture – literally! Wait for it, friends: gorgeous, edible ensembles masterfully designed by more than one dozen celebrated sugar, cake, and chocolate artisans will take over the catwalk during this one-of-a-kind event, hosted by yours truly and Fashion Stylist / On-Air Style Expert Melanie Pace.

Take my word for it: I hosted this fashion show in 2015 and couldn’t stop talking about it. Every dress is a one-of-a-kind work of art. You’ll have bragging rights for months! Read More …

April 25, 2017

You + John Legend = More kids fed.

Author: Maria Shanley

Taste! Central Florida is giving one lucky winner a chance to see John Legend next month with an unforgettable concert experience! Simply make a $50 donation for a chance to win our exclusive John Legend ticket package giveaway while helping fund childhood hunger relief programs in our community.

•    Two tickets to John Legend on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Coachman Park in Clearwater (preferred seating in the first 20 rows).
•    A one-night stay at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina with complimentary breakfast buffet for two and valet parking.
•    Complimentary use of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for three days and two nights.

A 900 value! Read More …

August 23, 2016

Top Ten Ways to Experience Taste

Author: Maria Shanley

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation is back again this year on August 27, 2016 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

In case you haven’t had a chance to get your tickets, use the code LASTCHANCE and get a BOGO 50% deal. The code expires August 26.

To prepare for this amazing evening of signature dishes from Central Florida’s best chefs, and fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails, we’ve put together a list of the top 10 ways to experience this year’s Taste event. Read More …

July 15, 2016

Orlando’s Taste of the Nation

Author: Maureen Mikel

Orlando's Taste of the Nation 2016Are you getting antsy with anticipation for Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry? We don’t blame you! So many culinary delights and premium wine, cocktail and beer tastings await – not to mention all the goodies to bid on in the Silent Auction!

The great news is, there are so many events you can attend leading up to Orlando’s Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry that will help satiate that event hunger, and better yet, benefit the cause! Read More …