“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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When we think about the holidays, no matter what we celebrate, there is one thing everyone has in common…food. We celebrate with food, we congregate around food. Food and the holidays go hand in hand. Now picture your family holiday gathering without the food. It is a bit different, right? […]

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Across Central Florida, students eagerly look forward to summer vacation, but for many children from low income families, summertime means losing access to school cafeterias and the nutritious well-balanced meals they regularly receive. During summer, many struggling families have to spend more money on food and make tougher household budgetary […]

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With the recent unseasonably cold temperatures in Central Florida, it’s hard to imagine that summer vacation for county students is a mere 66 school days away. Second Harvest Food Bank will seamlessly transition from its Kids Cafe Afternoon Meal Program (AMP) to The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). This USDA […]

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On June 6, 2014, over 1,200 Seminole County homeless received aid at the Community Outreach Resource Fair. In partnership with Second Harvest, Universal’s Bite Camera Action, and others, New Directions Community Outreach, Inc. hosted their free annual event in Casselberry, with the goal of providing local homeless residents with access […]

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