October 6, 2017

Some of Our Youngest Hunger Heroes

Author: Erika Spence

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 author Katherine Applegate. The story is about an old oak tree that watches over the neighborhood and receives wishes from its residents tied to its branches. Wishes for hope, peace, respect and all sorts of concerns.  Read More …

October 5, 2017

Small Wheels, Big Fun!

Author: Brie Rios

On Sunday, September 24th, our warehouse was completely transformed into an Iron Man race course. With help from our friend Chris Sadowski, a well versed Iron Man himself, we created a half-biking, half-running race course all throughout our facility. Participants of all ages arrived bright and early, ready to race through the food bank! Did I mention that during this event we also had a Family Volunteer Day going on? Family members ages 5 and up joined the fun by sorting fresh produce in our corral and simultaneously cheering on our racers as they went by. Read More …

August 31, 2017

Are You Up to the Challenge?

Author: Erika Spence

Did you know 113 million more meals a year are needed to fill the hunger gap in our community? We need your help to make that gap smaller!

Our goal is to provide 40,000 meals this September – and you can help! With your support, we can get more meals onto the tables of our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. There are many ways to get involved during Hunger Action Month this September.

Take the Share-A-Meal Challenge!

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August 31, 2017

Timing is everything

Author: Guest Blogger

If I’ve learned anything as an endurance athlete, it is that timing is everything. As a team captain for the Corporate 5k, I had the opportunity to tour Second Harvest Food Bank earlier this year. I was impressed by its low administrative costs and almost brought to tears by its mission to inspire and engage the community to end hunger. I decided that evening that this was an organization I could advocate for through my athletic pursuits.

It took some coordination, but I gained permission to use a Cannondale Hooligan Urban bike in an Ironman event. With the support of Wieland and Don King’s Concrete, I entered two endurance races in Switzerland, the Swiss Alpine Marathon and the Swiss Ironman. And I secured an experienced coach, Sean Hendryx. In addition to physical and mental training to prepare for these two back-to-back races, I also contacted Defeet socks to create a special Woolie Boolie with my official logo on it. None of these was a simple task to complete, but the convergence made a perfect combination to raise awareness and funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Read More …

March 23, 2016

Do You Have Sole?

Author: Guest Blogger

Wine Women & Shoes Sole Man TJHi there! I’m TJ and this year…

I’m a Soul man! Da-na, da-na, da-na, da-na…

Well, we’re spelling things a little different this year. It’s Soooole Man, baby! What’s the difference? I’m glad you asked! This year, Wine Women & Shoes (WW&S) Orlando has decided to take a turn from Shoe Guys and has turned us into Sole Men. The metamorphosis is complete and we’re very excited to be showing off all that we can do. Look out for Sole Men throughout the event. We’ll be there to cater to all the attendees from passing out wine glasses, pouring wine, serving the VIP tables, (maybe making an appearance on stage), and handing out some very special WW&S CORKS to the wearers of our favorite shoes. Before we get to the April, though, you’ve got a chance to meet this year’s Sole Men!

Visit our pages here to see all the gentlemen that you’ll get to meet, as well as help us crown this year’s KING OF SOLE by donating to their page. Remember 100% of the proceeds from the King of Sole competition go DIRECTLY to Second Harvest Food Bank. Make sure to share their pages and tell your friends, especially if you see a familiar face or two! Read More …

February 26, 2015

The 5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes

Author: Maureen Mikel

Wine Women & Shoes Orlando 2015Did you know that tickets are on sale now for Second Harvest Food Bank’s 5th Annual Wine Women & Shoes presented by Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies? For those of you who are thinking about becoming first time guests, and even for those of you who have attended Wine Women & Shoes events in the past, I will tell you- this is an event you won’t want to miss!

On Saturday, April 11th, Wine Women & Shoes Orlando is back for it’s 5th year, and to celebrate this milestone, it’s going to be bigger and better than ever! The afternoon will be filled with an incredible variety of wine tastings, delicious hors d’oeuvres, the chance to shop for shoes, handbags and accessories from some of Orlando’s premiere boutiques all in one stop, and did I mention Shoe Guys?? I’m sure I caught you on that last part – yes, Shoe Guys. They’ll be at the event to showcase featured items from the select vendors, making your shopping experience as easy and fun as possible! Read More …