Archive for the 'Hunger News' Category

September 16, 2017

Over 90 families fed

Author: Maria Shanley

Every day this week we’ve heard stories of Central Floridians struggling after the storm. Yesterday, we were able to partner with Catholic Charities of Central Florida and other organizations to serve over 90 families with 19,428 pounds of food. See how we are feeding hope after Hurricane Irma at www.feedhopenow.org/irmastories.

Thanks to all who helped us provide food to families in need today, including: volunteers and staff, Second Harvest Food…

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September 15, 2017

Mobile Food Distribution at Majestic Church

Author: Maria Shanley

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September 15, 2017

Second Harvest Partners with New Destiny Christian Center

Author: Erika Spence

New Destiny Christian Center, #TheImpactChurch of Apopka, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, Ocoee High School and other ministries came together for the second day of love in action to the hurting in Central Florida. With box trucks donated by the Edgewater High School band and the Ocoee High School-OCPS band, these box trucks burned up the road as they loaded up supplies from Second Harvest Food Bank, not once but twice on Thursday. Over 31,000 pounds of food and water were distributed throughout the day all across Central Florida.

Thursday saw the community come out once again to help and to receive help. 200 volunteers gave of their time to help distribute food to the hungry. Collectively, these volunteers logged 800 man hours in serving their community. New Destiny and partners went mobile, taking the supplies to the heart of the hurting. Mobile trucks went to Lovell Elementaryl and dropped off meat, cheese and bread to the school to pass out to students and their families!

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September 15, 2017

Volusia Food Drop at A Better Life Mobile Hope Park

Author: Maria Shanley

On September 14, 2017, Second Harvest Food Bank worked with feeding partner Thelma Belton International Chaplin Without Borders to set up a food drop for a mobile home community with no power in Volusia County.

A Better Life Mobile Hope Park received Ready-to-Eat Meals, water and snacks. Over 3,000 lbs of product was delivered to this community.

 

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September 15, 2017

FEMA Individual Assistance Programs

Author: Maria Shanley

A message from FEMA:

Once your county receives an Individual Assistance designation, these FEMA Programs are available to those who are eligible. You are eligible if you are a disaster-impacted individual with expenses not covered by insurance.

Individuals and Households Program
Housing Assistance provides financial and/or direct assistance to eligible disaster survivors who have necessary expenses and serious needs unmet through other resources, such as insurance.

  • Financial Housing Assistance can include Rental Assistance, Lodging Expense Reimbursement, Home Repair Assistance, and Home Replacement Assistance.
  • Direct Housing Assistance can include Manufactured Housing Units, Multi-Family Lease and Repair, and Permanent or Semi-Permanent Housing Construction.

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September 14, 2017

Hurricane Irma Meal Delivery for Kids

Author: Greg Higgerson

Thousands of kids are out of school this week following Hurricane Irma. Today our Catering for Good food truck served meals at the New Image Youth Center in downtown Orlando to help fill the meal gap.

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