As the school year comes to a close, Second Harvest Food Bank will seamlessly transition from its Kids Cafe Afternoon Meal Program (AMP) to The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This USDA subsidized program allows us to provide free, nutritious, prepared meals to children ages 18 and under while school […]

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Over the last year, we have partnered with an organization called Teen Xpress to help get food into households of Orange County teens experiencing food insecurity. Teen Xpress, a program of the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, is a mobile health unit that provides free medical and mental […]

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Early on the bright and crisp morning of Saturday, December 17th, three large Second Harvest trucks filled with 52,464 pounds of emergency food boxes and fresh produce got ready to roll toward six Orange County public schools. Second Harvest staff and management gathered in the parking lot to work out […]

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With the holidays rapidly approaching, most of us are preparing for a time of celebration and gift-giving. Yet for many children attending Central Florida Public Schools, this season will prove to be a particularly difficult one. As many as 222,000* Central Florida students are receiving free or reduced cost lunches through the […]

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It feels like just yesterday I was just finalizing our 30 Ways in 30 Days Hunger Action Month calendar.  I am devoting this blog post to all those who got involved with this year’s HAM and thanking everyone that helped make it happen. This year we did some new and […]

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Definition of a HOGstar (noun), a person who supported the Hogs Against Hunger fundraiser and ride to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s Hi-Five program.  Hogstars come in many different forms. Some purchased raffle tickets online or at an event. Some shared or retweeted about the fundraiser. Some […]

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