December 7, 2016

Top 5 Ways You Can Fight Hunger From Your Phone

Author: Melissa Kear

These days, most of us can’t be seen without our phones in our hands. It’s how we communicate, it’s how we learn, it’s how we’re entertained, and it’s something that’s both convenient and familiar to us. But did you know that your phone is also a powerful tool to fight hunger in Central Florida? Here are the Top 5 Ways you can use your phone to fight hunger in your community.

1. Start a virtual food drive.

This holiday season, we’ve redesigned our virtual food drive to be mobile friendly, which allows you to fundraise more efficiently. It’s even easier to sign up, monitor, and share with your friends, family, and coworkers. Read More …

July 19, 2016

Why do you volunteer?

Author: Guest Blogger

Lauren ZargariI am so thankful for the wonderful volunteers here at Second Harvest, and that I get the opportunity to hear about their hearts for the hungry. So many set aside time in effort to fight hunger, and that is what makes this community so great.

I met Lauren Zargari a few weeks ago and it was her first time at the food bank. She said, “I think its important to give back to the community and help anywhere you can. It was really eye opening when I got here because I was educated on what is going on in our community and how many people are actually in need.”

Lauren helped package meals for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).  She said she specifically picked that act of service because she wanted to help with feeding children.

 

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March 23, 2016

Do You Have Sole?

Author: Guest Blogger

Wine Women & Shoes Sole Man TJHi there! I’m TJ and this year…

I’m a Soul man! Da-na, da-na, da-na, da-na…

Well, we’re spelling things a little different this year. It’s Soooole Man, baby! What’s the difference? I’m glad you asked! This year, Wine Women & Shoes (WW&S) Orlando has decided to take a turn from Shoe Guys and has turned us into Sole Men. The metamorphosis is complete and we’re very excited to be showing off all that we can do. Look out for Sole Men throughout the event. We’ll be there to cater to all the attendees from passing out wine glasses, pouring wine, serving the VIP tables, (maybe making an appearance on stage), and handing out some very special WW&S CORKS to the wearers of our favorite shoes. Before we get to the April, though, you’ve got a chance to meet this year’s Sole Men!

Visit our pages here to see all the gentlemen that you’ll get to meet, as well as help us crown this year’s KING OF SOLE by donating to their page. Remember 100% of the proceeds from the King of Sole competition go DIRECTLY to Second Harvest Food Bank. Make sure to share their pages and tell your friends, especially if you see a familiar face or two! Read More …

January 28, 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Sarah!

Author: Mindy Ortiz

Volunteer Spotlight: SarahSince July of last year, Sarah has been volunteering her time at the food bank. In that time, she has been a tremendous help in several areas.

Sarah helps sort donations when needed, but  is also a frequent face in our Production Kitchen where she helps to create meals for children attending Head Start Programs. She has been instrumental with keeping our cooler area in order and stocked, as well as providing instruction to new volunteers helping out in this area.

“I’m currently looking for employment, so in my off time I like to keep busy and help out at the food bank,” Sarah said when asked why she volunteers. “I love the people here!

Sarah has volunteered close to 300 hours since July of last year. That is $7,000 saved that can go to feeding more of our neighbors in need because Sarah chose to volunteer her time at the food bank. It goes to show how important volunteers are, and why we couldn’t do what we do without them. Read More …

April 23, 2015

With a little help from our friends

Author: Maria Diestro

Thank you for volunteering!Did you know that April is National Volunteer Month?

Since January of this year we’ve had 8,000 volunteers at Second Harvest complete 25,000 hours. We’d like to thank all these individuals for taking the time to take action to help fight hunger in Central Florida. You are incredible and we couldn’t do our important work without your help.

If you are interested in volunteering just head over here to sign up for a future shiftRead More …

March 9, 2015

5 Ways to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Author: Maria Conley, RD, LD/N

5 Ways to bite into a healthy lifestyleDid you know that March 11th is  Registered Dietitians and Nutritionists Day? Don’t forget to wish them a “Happy RDN Day!”

March kicks off National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle.” Here are 5 ways you can do just that. Read More …