“Second Harvest Food Bank is an instrumental connection to the community,” says Maria Spitale, Director, Leadership and Organizational Behavior at Full Sail University. While students at Full Sail are pursuing entertainment industry degree programs, Maria believes it is important for students to step outside the classroom and engage in the […]

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The fact that 1 in 6 Central Floridians struggle with hunger is not lost on Shannon Baker. An HR professional by day and mother of five kids, she’s experienced rough times. “There have been times we ate hot dogs and mac and cheese several times in a week when money […]

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John Buschman has worked in hospitality management and academia for decades. As a faculty member at the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Florida International University (FIU), he got involved with the South Beach Food & Wine Festival as a logistics coordinator. While supervising the vehicles coming and […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is proud to recognize the six students in residence with us from Orange County Public Schools ESE Transition Services. These adult students (ages 18 – 22) are developing important job skills, including communication, teamwork and confidence. Since August 14, Shaquan, Mike, Eric, Michael, […]

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Over the past 15 months, we’ve had a new group of familiar faces around the food bank. In 2015, we were approached by the Florida Orlando Mission group to form a partnership between the food bank and the missionaries to provide volunteer opportunities on a regular basis. Of course we […]

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