The words “Marllorie” and “cook” had never been used in the same sentence, until 14 weeks ago. A victim of child abuse, Marllorie never finished high school and moved to Orlando seeking a better life. She went back to school to learn English and earn her GED, but had to […]

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Today, the Boy Scouts kicked off their annual Scouting for Food program with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Florida Hospital. The three organizations hosted a cooking demonstration to show how non-perishable foods can be used to make healthy, nutritious meals. Chef John Dizon from Second Harvest and […]

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  The rock musical Rent asks, “How do you measure a year?” One year after graduating from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s Culinary Training Program, Susan Anderson measures her year in three words: Courage. Discipline. Confidence. Anderson originally applied to the inaugural Culinary Training Program class in 2013, […]

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Catholic Charities Food Pantry, one of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s feeding partners, has undergone a makeover. When clients enter the food pantry at Catholic Charities, commonly referred to now as Mission Market, they are suddenly immersed into the bustling streets of a farmer’s market. The new pantry […]

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When I started the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program, it changed my life. Before this program, I was an assistant manager at a gas station, but even with that job, it was still a struggle for my husband and me to keep our heads above water. When I heard about […]

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Another talented staff member has joined the Second Harvest team! Chef Terah joined the Nutrition team in February and she’s been busy cooking some great things up. Read on to learn more about Chef Terah and the new opportunities she’s sharing with agencies. Hi Chef Terah. What type of work […]

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