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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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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This time of year, I am reminded of the story of Cindy, a young single mother of a vivacious, red-headed six year old named Vivian. Having left an abusive situation almost two years before, Cindy was doing the best she could with the small amount she earned from her hourly-wage […]

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