Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is intentionally increasing the output of fresh, healthy food into our community. Thanks to farmers, growers, retail partners and food suppliers, more than 52% of the food distributed last year was fresh! This means more fruits, vegetables, dairy and meats found their way […]

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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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The power outage affecting communities across Central Florida, including the Rosemont Elementary area, was resolved thanks to the hardworking linemen seeking to restore power following Hurricane Irma. As a result of this prolonged outage, many families lost their perishable grocery items. However, not everyone will be able to replace the […]

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“Mmmm this is the best cheese I’ve ever had!” “Look, there’s chicken, and ham, AND cheese AND bread!!” “Oh yeah, this gets a thumbs up!… no, a double thumbs up!!” These were just some of the reactions I overheard during a Kids Cafe Focus Group I had the opportunity to […]

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Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, in conjunction with the West Orange Health District, is launching a three-year pilot program to provide healthy food for low-income people struggling with diet-related diseases. At select partner agencies, the Healthy Pantry network will serve district residents in communities such as Ocoee, Pine […]

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On October 14th, the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) held their annual Fresh Summit Expo at the Orange County Convention Center. At the end,  they donated 258,815 pounds of fresh, top-of-the-line produce to the food bank. That is over 6 full tractor trailer loads of rescued food, that quickly went out the […]

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