On a warm spring morning, cars wrapped around neighborhood streets in Altamonte Springs for two mobile distributions, one for food from a Second Harvest Food Bank feeding partner, the other for COVID-19 vaccinations courtesy of the Seminole County Health Department. The connection between health and hunger is paramount to combatting diet-related chronic diseases. It's also … [Read more...] about Caring for the well-being of our community
Often times the first step to eliminating a crisis is a hot meal. It can be difficult to face challenges like unemployment, overdue rent, or medical issues when your daily needs are not being met. Due to the financial burdens and stressful challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, one in seven Central Floridians is at risk of facing hunger. The Daily Bread program at The … [Read more...] about It starts with a meal.
Some things change, and some things stay the same. Thirty-five years ago, Tammi Madison sought help with food assistance for her family when her small business closed. She drove 10 miles to find the closest food pantry to her home in Osceola County. For 18 months, Tammi made that drive knowing it was the best way to keep food on the table for her family of five while she … [Read more...] about Fighting Hunger, Together
It was noon. Cars snaked through parking lots, lined side streets, and poured out onto US 192 in Kissimmee as hundreds of families waited in hot vehicles for hours. They weren’t clamoring to meet a celebrity or vying for parking to attend an event at Silver Spurs Arena. Instead, these families were waiting for one of life’s basic necessities: food. Together, a small army of … [Read more...] about A Mobile Mission
Walmart and Sam’s Club are kicking off the eighth annual Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign, which benefits Feeding America®, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and nationwide network of 200 local food banks. In Central Florida, the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign supports Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, through a partnership with … [Read more...] about Walmart, Sam’s Club and Feeding America Launch Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Supporting Families in Central Florida