At a United Way meeting the other day, as non-profit companies introduced their new programs, I heard the words over and over: “thanks to Second Harvest, we were able to…”  It is a repeated theme in the community, and a part of nearly every story.  Food is essential to life […]

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This week marks an important milestone for Second Harvest: One year ago, on April 1st, we welcomed our first group of students into the Culinary Training Program. To date, we have graduated 28 students, and are currently working with our fourth group, scheduled to graduate June 13th. We have 100% […]

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Last Friday we graduated our second group of culinary students and couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments — all 12 of our students have landed culinary jobs throughout Central Florida, with well above-minimum wage pay. Chef David Ramirez gave an inspiring commencement speech, with the sage advice of wrapping […]

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Every month Second Harvest Food Bank invites local top chefs into our Community Kitchen to prepare a spectacular multi-course prix-fixe menu for 100 guests. When you choose to dine with us, you become part of our mission to fight hunger in our community and change lives. Our first Guest Chef […]

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For the past thirty years, Second Harvest Food Bank has worked passionately to ‘feed the line’ of so many people struggling to afford enough food in our community. Providing more nutritious food for people in need will always remain at the core of our mission. Thanks to the generosity of […]

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We care about the organizational well-being of our agencies because without them, there would be no way Second Harvest Food Bank could provide food for more than 55,000 people each week right here in Central Florida. At Second Harvest we offer an ADEPT (Agency Development Education Planning and Training) program that […]

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