Archive for the 'Hunger Action Month' Category

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 …

September 17, 2014

Your daily clicks can help us provide 315,000 meals

Author: Dave Krepcho

Walmart-Voting-Flyer2As part of their Fight Hunger, Spark Change campaign, Walmart is giving out $3 million to Feeding American Food banks. The top 50 food banks with the most votes, will each get a $60,000 grant!

With this grant, Second Harvest will be able to provide an additional 315,000 meals into our Central Florida community. But we can’t do it without your votes!

Just go to: http://www.walmart.com/fighthunger, type in your zip code and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida will come up. You can vote once per day from now until October 5, 2014.

You can help us get more votes by going to our Spark Hunger page. The page has images, posters, suggested posts and more that you can use.

Thank you for your support and please share with everyone you know! Read More …

September 8, 2014

HOGTOBERFEST 2014—Get your motor running.

Author: Greg Higgerson

hogtoberfest_03This October, another powerful stroke against hunger in our community will result from an important partnership between Orlando Harley Davidson and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. As the largest Harley Davidson dealership in America, Orlando Harley Davidson takes helping out our less fortunate neighbors very seriously.

Whether you ride a motorcycle or not, please plan to join us at Hogtoberfest 2014 for a great day of food, fun, and music. The festival takes place on Saturday, October 18th between noon and 9 pm at Orlando Harley Davidson in Orlando (next to I-4).

Here’s what you can expect: First, you’ll enjoy live music on the main stage from local classic rock bands, culminating with a free concert at 7 pm by rock legend Eddie Money. While at the festival, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase delectable food and beverage offerings created by none other than the Chefs of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s culinary training program. Every single food or beverage purchase at Hogtoberfest is 100% donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s childhood hunger programs. You can be a part of helping to change a child’s life for the better, simply by showing up and getting something to eat! Read More …

September 4, 2014

Introducing Judie Kellogg, Second Harvest Grocery Alliance Program Manager

Author: Guest Blogger

judykellogIt’s been a Summer of positive changes since stepping into the Grocery Alliance Program Manager roll in May.  I have to tell you the last 3 months have been a wonderful experience in meeting and learning about the many internal and external partners that make our Grocery Alliance retail rescue program among the top 10 in the nation.

My first order of business was to introduce myself to our Grocery Alliance Staff in the Orlando, Volusia and Brevard branches. Meeting each one of our 10 drivers and the warehouse staff has been a great experience in seeing firsthand how they interact with our grocery stores and play a big part in the partnerships we have. My weekly ride-along has been instrumental tool in the learning and being introduced to the process that our over 300 retail donors participate in. Read More …