This post was submitted by Matthew Tanner, City Impact Manager at The Mission Continues. The original post can be found on The Mission Continues’ blog.   Following the mass destruction in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Maria, The Mission Continues’ Orlando 1st and 2nd Service Platoons were driven to find […]

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At a ceremony last Thursday, the National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized the innovative public-private partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank and Orange County Parks and Recreation. In mid-2015, both parties began work on a long-term strategy to provide daily nutritious meals to children and youth attending twelve after school […]

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The students at Hungerford Elementary School in Eatonville recently donated funds to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and while that is no small feat for any child, the story behind their donation is even more heartfelt. Students at Hungerford recently read “Wishtree,” the latest book by award-winning children’s […]

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For some Central Florida kids and teens and their families, summer is not necessarily a time for vacation. Instead, this season presents several problems for low-income families, especially those who do not qualify for SNAP.  1. Central Florida is home to 289,348 students that rely on a nutritious breakfast and […]

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Our summer food program is off to a hot start with 93 locations in six counties participating between May 30th and July 7th. In the first week alone, 25,723 breakfasts, lunches and snacks were served. As of July 7th, the program’s 5th week and halfway point, approximately 125,000 total meals […]

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One of our newest summer feeding site partners for the Summer Food Service Program in Central Florida is the W.T. Bland Public Library located in rural Mt. Dora, FL. With a ton of fun reading programs for kids and a neat hang-out space for teens, the library is making strides […]

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