December 4, 2014

You did it. Over 160,000 meals because you cared.

Author: Dave Krepcho

Thank-YouI wanted to take a moment to personally thank you for supporting our mission on the biggest giving day of the year, #GivingTuesday.

Because of your support, we received over $58,000 to help our neighbors in need in one day. This number will bring over 160,000 meals into the Central Florida community.    

Your donations are already working to provide more food to families, seniors and kids in our community.

A huge thanks goes out to PCL Construction and Wells Fargo for providing matching donations on December 2. Another special thanks goes out to WESH2 News Share Your Christmas for being our community partners on #GivingTuesday.

Once again, thank you for supporting Second Harvest Food Bank and for thinking of our neighbors in need on #GivingTuesday!

Dave Krepcho
President/CEO

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November 13, 2014

Kids Say the Darndest Things…

Author: Sasha Hausman

7 year old AriaI am often asked to go to different businesses, organizations, companies or schools to talk about what Second Harvest Food Bank does for the community. I always love going to these speaking engagements because I get to meet so many wonderful people doing some incredible things for our neighbors.

Last week I had the pleasure of going to the Montessori of Winter Garden Charter School to speak to their students about the food bank. They had just wrapped up a food drive and I wanted to go out and say thank you in person. I spoke to the students about how other kids their age might not know where their next meal is coming from. We had a conversation on what it feels like to be hungry and we all agreed that it makes you feel sick, grumpy, angry and its hard to concentrate. The students also told me great stories on what they are planning to do to make a difference in their community. Read More …

October 24, 2014

A powerful way to help

Author: Dave Krepcho

A powerful way to help With the holidays quickly approaching, many of Second Harvest Food Bank’s 550+ partner feeding programs are working hard to get ready for what is anticipated to be another record season of demand for their services. Nearly a third of that food will land on the plates of children.

Today I write to ask you to please consider giving the gift of hope to kids in our community this fall by launching your own virtual food drive.

Join the 26+ groups and individuals that have already set up a virtual drive for our neighbors in need. Don’t forget that Second Harvest can provide up to $9 worth of food value for every dollar that is donated! Read More …

February 4, 2014

We’re All In This Together

Author: Dave Krepcho

Students from the Jewish Academy, Leader's Prep, and the Geneva SchoolSeventy youth volunteered to live out the value of service. What was extra special about the group is that it was an inter-faith service project. Students from the Jewish Academy, Leader’s Prep and the Geneva School all pitched in enthusiastically to sort food for Second Harvest.

In a time when a lot of news focuses on division, this activity shines a bright light on what we have in common and working side-by-side. What is particularly refreshing about this group is that they showed that all major faiths have something in common, that we need to help less fortunate people. What a great example to the greater community, the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths making a difference together. The faith community has been helping the poor for centuries, this youth group gives us all hope that the fine tradition will continue far into the future. Read More …

October 25, 2013

Giving the Gift of Hope

Author: Maria Diestro

Order Holiday CardsThis year, we hope that you’ll consider skipping the holiday candy jars, cookies, and other quickly forgotten chotch-keys for your list of clients, friends, and family. Instead, why not give something memorable that will help change lives in our community?

For a gift of only $5 (or more if you wish) per card, we will share your holiday greetings with friends, family, and colleagues, letting them know that you have made a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on their behalf. The card will be personalized and mailed out from our office for your convenience. Read More …

November 13, 2012

Disney Inspiration!

Author: Dave Krepcho

On Tuesday, November 13 I had the pleasure to tour our future new facility with the Disney Imagineer Team. We’re on schedule to complete construction at the end of December for our move in January.

Disney has once again gone the extra mile beyond their philanthropic support and have added the Imagineers’ creative talent to enhance the Volunteer space and surrounding areas.

They will transform what would be an ordinary warehouse environment into a virtual garden being tended by various Disney characters. It is certain to provide added inspiration t Read More …