On Saturday, November 4th, Second Harvest Food Bank participated in a Fall Food Festival at Kaley Square in Orlando. It was the third food distribution event through Table Sixty, a collaborative effort created to make sure that seniors in Orange County don’t have to worry about where their next meal is coming from.
Thousands of pounds of beautiful, fresh produce, bakery items and non-perishables were distributed to more than 120 households. In addition to the food distribution, blood pressure screenings, community resources, healthy recipes and nutrition information were also provided at the adjoining resource fair.
Second Harvest Food Bank’s own Chef Terah served a delicious nutrient-packed fruit salad highlighting the seasonal fruit available that day. Several attendees took advantage of Terah’s expertise to talk in detail about their health conditions and how adjusting their diets could help with conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes.
A mother and her son visited with Terah to talk about how to pack more vegetables into their diets. The son lives with his mother part-time and was concerned about what she eats when he isn’t home. Terah was able to offer simple suggestions that both the mother and son felt were easy to implement.
A huge thanks to the many generous volunteers from the community, including AARP, UCF, Rollins and Heart of Florida United Way, who created a welcoming and beautifully executed event, and to Demetrius Summerville, Executive Dir ector of Kaley Square, for his outstanding leadership.