Archive for the 'Hunger News' Category

June 8, 2017

Summer is the hungriest time of the year for some kids

Author: Dave Krepcho

School is out and summer is here. For many children, that means vacations, summer camp, fun at the pool and time with friends. However, for other children in our community, summer means one thing: hunger.

When school ends, so does access to nutritious meals. Children who receive food assistance through the free or reduced-price lunch program during the school year will not be getting that assistance in the summer. These children are facing a summer of hunger.

Because i know you care, and because I know that you can make a difference for them. Every $10 you give today helps distribute up to $90 worth of food. Right now, we need Hunger Heroes just like you.

Will you please consider becoming a Summer Hunger Hero for kids? Your gift will go to work immediately to feed kids in our community. Help one child, or as many as you can, because every child deserves a hunger-free summer. Read More …

May 26, 2017

School Is Out and Kids Are Out of Time

Author: Guest Blogger

2017 Summer Hope for Kids Virtual Food Drive Chef John StoryLast summer, a co-worker and I were at the Holden Community Center for an event. The majority of people there were children ranging from elementary to high school. School was starting soon, and they were there with a parent to receive book bags and assorted items for the upcoming school year.

While we sat at our table, a teenaged boy, probably late middle school to high school age, passed by our table. The words that came out of his mouth were unforgettable.

“Thank you,” he said. I was taken off guard with his statement and downplayed my confusion to reply, “You’re very welcome, for…”

The teenaged boy smiled and explained that every day, the Second Harvest Meals for Good food trucks came by his neighborhood to feed him, and he really loved the food. He then thanked me again for what I did for kids like him.

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May 18, 2017

Publix Super Markets Raise Over $150,000 From 2016 Food For All

Author: Melissa Kear

Publix Food for All DonationPublix Super Markets is a long-time partner with Second Harvest Food Bank, and every year they run a Food For All point-of-sale campaign over the holidays toward fighting hunger in our communities. This year, they presented checks for over $150,000!

The amount raised by Publix customers will provide over half a million more meals into Central Florida. Those meals will provide hunger relief to low-income, hard-working adults, kids, and seniors all across our community, and we appreciate every single dollar donated for them. Read More …

May 18, 2017

Swamp Sistas La La at Orlando Fringe This Weekend

Author: Melissa Kear

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May 18, 2017

Thank You For Stamping Out Hunger!

Author: Melissa Kear

25th Annual Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central FloridaOn Saturday, May 13th, tens of thousands of pounds of donated food, all across Central Florida, made its from your mailboxes to local post offices, all to help stamp out hunger for local kids, families, and seniors! Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 25th Annal Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.

Whether you donated food, were one of the amazing, hard working letter carriers who delivered bags and postcards and filled your trucks with donations to be delivered, or a volunteer who helped to unload those trucks and sort through donations, Second Harvest, our Central Florida feeding partners, and thousands of our neighbors in need thank you.

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May 4, 2017

Story of Hope and Courage: Chef Kenneth Neil

Author: Maria Diestro

Chef Kenneth reminds us what it’s all about, and what an impact your support makes. Thank you again for sharing your story with us, Chef. We are so proud of you, and wish you continued success!

Chef Kenneth Neil is a graduate of Second Harvest’s Culinary Training Program. This program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry.

Click here to learn more about our culinary training program.