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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  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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For years Chelle stocked a miniature food shelf in her garage. She and her husband ran a daycare for low-income families. About three times a week someone would ask them for help. She led them to her garage and said take whatever you need. They had more than enough. Then […]

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