Archive for the 'Hunger Action Month' Category

October 3, 2016

Thank You For Taking Hunger Action this September!

Author: Maureen Mikel

thank-you-samThis September during Hunger Action Month we asked for help from our community and did you all ever pull through!

We want to start off by saying THANK YOU to every single person that took part in our Skip a Meal Challenge. You skipped meals, donated your lunch money and provided 23,612 meals to our neighbors in need! That is no small feat.

A very special thank you to our donor who generously matched every donation dollar for dollar during the Skip a Meal Challenge, and the City of Winter Park and the City of Orlando and anyone else who helped spread the word about the Challenge. Because of all of you, so many children, families, and seniors in our Central Florida community do not have to worry about where there next meal will come from. Way to go Skip a Meal Challengers! Read More …

September 8, 2016

Sunday Funday Brunch!

Author: Guest Blogger

brunchweb2016aSecond Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will be hosting a “Sunday Funday” Brunch featuring live entertainment by the Orlando Gay Chorus. Guests will enjoy an all-you-can-eat brunch complete with mimosas, and an optional Bloody Mary bar on Sunday September 25, 2016 with reservations beginning at 10:00 AM.  The brunch will be held at Second Harvest Food Bank, 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805.

Darden who is a wonderful community partner will lend us the expertise of Executive Chef Jim Nuetzi and his team from Olive Garden Italian Restaurants. They will be preparing an array of delicious pastas, salads, and will feature an Italian carving station with turkey and roast beef.

Chef Jill Holland of Second Harvest’s Catering for Good and her team will prepare and serve traditional brunch selections as well as a Gourmet Grilled Cheese Station.  Some of our past graduates of Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program will join in on the fun by creating delicious offerings to show off their success in the culinary industry in Central Florida. Read More …

September 7, 2016

Skip a Meal Challenge

Author: Maureen Mikel

Final Logo with SHFBIf we told you that a simple challenge could make a difference to help thousands of Central Floridians who struggle with hunger every single day, would you accept it?

During the month of September, which is Hunger Action Month, help us provide an additional 20,000 meals by accepting the Second Harvest Skip a Meal Challenge. Your $10 donation can provide up to 40 meals for our neighbors in need!

The best part? A generous donor has stepped up and offered to match any challenge donation. Your gift will count twice a much! Your $10 gift will become $20 or your $50 turns into $100.

 

There are 3 easy steps to taking the Second Harvest Skip a Meal Challenge: Read More …

September 1, 2016

September is Hunger Action Month!

Author: Maureen Mikel

PLATE-GRAPHICS---Support-my-familyEvery September, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Food Banks across the nation participate in Hunger Action Month. During this time we ask our communities to lend their voice and spread the word about hunger.

Will you lend us your voice this September for Hunger Action Month?

30 Ways in 30 Days

Use our online “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar to find activities that can be done each day in September to help fight hunger here in Central Florida. Some actions are small like sharing a statistic about hunger in Central Florida via Facebook while some are larger like attending one of the special events that month.

Skip a Meal Challenge!
1 in 6 Central Floridians struggle with hunger. How can you help? Read More …

September 8, 2015

Spoontember Challenges You to Spread Awareness About Hunger

Author: Melissa Kear

Second Harvest Food Bank employees participating in SpoontemberDid you know that 1 in 6 people struggle with hunger, or that 1 in 4 kids are not getting adequate nutrition to grow into healthy adults? You may, but many people to not. The face of hunger can be your neighbor down the street, the person sitting next to you on the bus, that child playing next to yours on the playground – it could be you or me.

Sometimes all it takes is bringing awareness to hunger to make a difference! You can do your small part by joining Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and food banks across the country in the Feeding America Network to bring awareness with spoons. yes spoons!  We challenge you all to spread awareness by taking an orange spoon selfie and challenging your friends to do the same.

It’s easy to share a ‘spoon selfie’ and support Hunger Action Month. Here are a few ways: Read More …

August 31, 2015

September is Hunger Action Month!

Author: Maureen Mikel

spoon selfieEvery September, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Food Banks across the nation participate in Hunger Action Month. During this time we ask our communities to lend their voice and spread the word about hunger.

Will you lend us your voice this September for Hunger Action Month?

30 Ways in 30 Days
Use our online “30 Ways in 30 Days”   calendar to find activities that can be done each day in September to help fight hunger here in Central Florida. Some actions are small like sharing a statistic about hunger in Central Florida via Facebook while some are larger like attending one of the special events that month.

Spoontember

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and food banks across the country in the Feeding America Network are using spoons to spread awareness of the 1 in 6 Americans who struggle with hunger. We challenge you all to spread awareness by taking an orange spoon selfie!

It’s easy to share a ‘spoon selfie’ and support Hunger Action Month. Here are a few ways: Read More …