October 9, 2017

Help Second Harvest Outrun Hunger!

Author: Brie Rios

Calling all runners! We need your help!

We are pleased to announce that RunDisney has named Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida as the celebratory charity for this year’s Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend presented by MISFIT™. We’re looking for runners for the 5K, 10K and the Half Marathon races happening November 3-5, 2017. Your entry in the race will be FREE, but we ask that you raise at least $500 to support our local kids, families and seniors in need. Read More …

December 9, 2013

Cypress Springs Elementary K-Kids Katch “Tons of Tuna” for Kids Cafes

Author: Santos Maldonado

Cypress Springs Elementary K-Kids Katch “Tons of Tuna” for Kids Cafes

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed Kiwanis Kids at Cypress Springs Elementary School embarked on a mission a few weeks ago – Collect “A Ton of Tuna” and offer it as a donation to Second Harvest Food Bank.

The “Ton” really works out to 500 cans but the goal of this project is to bring awareness to 4th and 5th graders of the need faced by many of their counterparts in schools across Central Florida.

Brent Hambley, Michelle Gendron, Michelle Soldano, Kimberly Killinger and Sharlene Dewitz played hosts as Second Harvest staff struggled to keep up with insightful questions.

When asked how many had heard of Second Harvest, the entire class raised their hands. The children seemed captivated by our “Kate” video and understood the message. Read More …

January 24, 2012

Building Solutions to Hunger kicks into high gear

Author: Greg Higgerson

One of the most often-heard sentiments expressed at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida these days is that ‘We’ve run out of space, but we haven’t run out of need.”

As the number of our neighbors who need help with food continues to remain at historic levels, it is essential that our community continue working to close the gap between the amount of food needed, and the amount available. The good news is that there is no shortage of ‘extra’ food resources in our society. That’s not the problem. The main challenges faced in our work today lie in creating adequate infrastructure to take more full advantage of the bountiful food that exists in Florida, and throughout our country.

We’re extremely proud of the growth and community impact that our current facility has made possible over the past sixteen years, but very mindful of the limitations of capacity that now exist. Sadly, nearly four million pounds of wholesome, nutritious food products are having to be turned away each year due to lack of adequate facilities.    Read More …