Your acts of kindness and generosity are making a difference in the lives of kids, seniors, and employees starting to re-enter the workforce who are reaching out for help with food. Because of your financial support, volunteerism, and advocacy, our neighbors can rest assured that tomorrow will be a better day. If you look, you can find a light in the darkness. It is a … [Read more...] about Why I Food Bank: Summer 2021
With generous support from Orange County Government’s CARES Act funding and community members like you, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida opened Mercy Kitchen just a few miles north of the Orlando warehouse in January 2021. The new location doubled the available space to prepare meals for childhood hunger relief programs like Kids Café and Summer Food Service Program. … [Read more...] about Mercy Kitchen Cooks Up Hope This Summer
A year ago, Enas was at her wit's end. Her husband’s business closed permanently. They were stuck at home with three kids in the middle of a pandemic. Their extended family lived 6,000 miles away. They were homesick for Egypt, the close-knit community they had there, and the food. Enas started cooking recipes she learned as a young girl. They brought her comfort and a … [Read more...] about New beginnings
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida held a virtual ceremony today to celebrate graduates of its Culinary Training Program. The live, online ceremony recognized 43 students who successfully completed the 16-week course. What sets these graduates apart from previous classes is they completed this course amid a global pandemic. “We couldn’t be more proud of this … [Read more...] about Virtual Commencement Celebrates Culinary Graduates
Summer is made for neighborhood barbecues, pool parties, and watermelon eating contests. While many of us are looking forward to finding safe ways to gather this summer, these kinds of celebrations are off the table for thousands of families across Central Florida. The financial stress of providing breakfast and lunch for growing kids while schools are closed for the summer can … [Read more...] about Hope isn’t canceled.