Set an empty plate at your dinner table to remind you of those who are hungry.
Below are some Central Florida Hunger Stats that you can talk about during dinner.
Is Hunger really a problem in Central Florida?
- Yes, last year we distributed more than 36 million pounds of grocery product, the equivalent of more than 24 million meals.
- Approximately 1 in 5 of our population—732,000 people—needed food assistance in Central Florida last year. This is a 152% increase from 2006.
- On average, more than 55,000 different people receive assistance from SHFBCF each week
Who is hungry in Central Florida?
- 47% of clients served are children.
- 20% of the households served have at least one member age 65 or older.
- 33% of households served have at least one working adult.
How does Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida serve the hungry?
Through a variety of programs including:
- Collection & Distribution of Food
- Food Stamp application assistance
- Childhood Hunger - Hi-Five Kids Pack, Kid’s Café
- Second Helpings – Prepared and Perishable Food
- Fresh Produce
- Disaster Relief
What area does Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida serve?
- We directly serve the Central Florida area including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties.
How efficient is Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida?
- For every $1 donated, up to $9 worth of grocery product is provided to those in need.
- 96% of every dollar goes straight to feeding people.