Every year, Second Harvest provides food to approximately 731,900 individuals through our partner agencies. I want to take a moment to profile one of our nearly 500 partner agencies: The Place of Comfort.
The Place of Comfort has four locations that serve Osceola, Orange, Lake and Seminole Counties. I went to the Seminole County location to talk to them and see how their organization operates.
A large portion of their clients that are afflicted with HIV/AIDS. The agency averages 2,000 total clients for all four counties served every month. The Place of Comfort offers other services for the HIV/ AIDS clients along with food assistance, such as rent assistance, utility assistance and counseling.
For Thanksgiving, they distributed over 200 turkey baskets for people and families affected with HIV/AIDS. The Place of Comfort works in collaboration to purchase the turkey baskets with one of our other Partner Agencies Joy MCC in Orlando.
For Christmas, The Place of Comfort conducted a toy drive at Regions Bank in Longwood. The toy drive helped approximately 25 of their HIV/AIDS families and children.
If you are interested in learning more about Place of Comfort, please visit http://www.placeofcomfort.org/
Agency Relations Manager