Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is excited to welcome Peg Cornwell to its Board of Directors. Peg moved to Central Florida in 2015 with her husband Grant, the 15th president at Rollins College. She recalls how one first gets immediately caught up in the beautiful weather and the […]

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Inspired by the contemporary children’s classic, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” Cheyanna Johnson, Child Hunger Corps Fellow, explores what happens when teenagers have regular access to snacks and meals. If you give a teen a snack, feelings of hanger and stomach pains go away for a little while. […]

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On September 22nd, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida presented the Community Health Needs Assessment in partnership with Florida Hospital and Orlando Health. With more than 100 attendees that included community leaders, executives and elected officials, the report revealed that food insecurity, along with access to care, is key […]

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This year in Orange County alone, nearly 15,000 seniors face food insecurity. As “baby boomers” move into retirement, these numbers could easily increase. From a population that has helped shape so much advancement and innovation in our day-to-day life, that are grandparents, veterans, teachers, and caregivers, it is heartbreaking to […]

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Here in Central Florida, and throughout the nation, millions of seniors find it challenging to consistently finenutritious food. Although our nation produces a rich cornucopia of food and agricultural products valued at an estimated $400 billion annually, 30% to 40% of that food supply, an estimated $162 million, is discarded while […]

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This past Wednesday, The Boys & Girls Club at Apopka’s John Bridges Center became the latest addition to our Kids Cafe Program. The site is expected to serve approximately 100 meals per day to children enrolled at the Boys & Girls Club and the New Journey Youth Center. The Kids […]

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