“Just because I have a car doesn’t mean I have enough money to buy food.” This quote, featured in a 2020 New York Times headline, offers a glimpse at the true face of hunger in America – and it’s not what you might expect. For most adults, the touchstone for “economic disaster” in our country is the 2007-2009 “Great Recession” – a long, slow slog through high unemployment … [Read more...] about The Pandemic, the Recession, and Hunger: What We’ve Learned
For most kids, summer is an exciting, exhilarating, electric time of year. But for so many others, it's a time of worry and uncertainty. They’re scared that they will come home to an empty fridge. You can help ease their minds. And thanks to an anonymous donor, your gift will have 3X the impact -- but only until midnight. Your support will help: Provide fresh, healthy … [Read more...] about Triple Your Impact – Today Only!
Kids need your help today.Yesterday, Second Harvest partnered with WESH 2 News and set an ambitious goal of raising enough funds to provide 1 million meals for kids and families this summer. That goal is not just a number: 1 in 5 kids in our community are experiencing hunger, and this gets worse over the summer when they don’t have access to school-provided meals. It was … [Read more...] about It’s so close. Can you help?
Summer break signals pool parties, beach trips and video game marathons for many kids. But for 1 in 5 Central Florida kids, summer break also means no school breakfast or school lunch. With your help, more kids can get back to the business of being kids this summer. And, as one of the first 100 Meal Makers to sign up, your gift will double for the first three months. 51 have … [Read more...] about Be the light
The Summer Meal Maker Match starts today. The school year ends in just a few short weeks and without your help, kids will miss meals this summer. To help as many kids as possible have a hunger-free summer, a generous donor is matching your monthly gift for the next 3 months. But don't wait too long -- this match expires once 100 new monthly donors sign up. The financial … [Read more...] about Summer Meal Maker Match Starts Today