Winter Park is Fed Up with Hunger

Feed the Need I’d like to invite you to join us in an exciting community-wide effort to raise funds to support Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s mission of providing food for those who are struggling in our community.

This fall the Winter Park community including the City of Winter Park, Rollins College, Sodexo, Think Creative and Winter Park Chamber of Commerce will come together to help end hunger in Central Florida. Winter Park’s 2nd annual Feed the Need, presented by Florida Distributing Co., Mayflower Retirement Community and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, is not your average food drive.  It is the first of its kind, community-wide effort to raise funds for our Central Florida neighbors in need.  During its inaugural year in 2013, over $101,000 were raised by our generous neighbors. The money raised was able to provide close to a million dollars’ worth of food value to hungry children, families and seniors.

The Feed the Need campaign will officially kick-off on Thursday, October 31, at 10 a.m., at Winter Park City Hall located at 401 S. Park Avenue. From November 1 – 21, the campaign will unite local residents, businesses, faith communities and civic groups through online giving, friendly competitions, community events and individual fundraising efforts, with one mission in mind… to Feed the Need.

Here is where you can help. You can get started by joining our virtual food drive or hosting an event. As a “Community Champion,” your contribution can and will make a difference! Every dollar donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida can provide up to $9 in food value.

You can also come out to various events to support the campaign like the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce’s Happy Hour for Hunger.

As a community we can truly make a difference in solving hunger. A huge thank you goes out to all of the Community Partners, Champions, and Sponsors that make this campaign so successful!

Sasha Hausman
Development Officer

Feed the Need 2014

 

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