Happy National Volunteer Week to all of our volunteers who play such a vital role in ensuring that Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is carried through. We’re so grateful to all of you for the many different ways that you help fight hunger: whether it’s volunteering physically in one of our warehouses, serving on our board of directors or advocating on behalf of … [Read more...] about Thank you, Volunteers!
The Siemens Foundation, through its partnership with Feeding America, recently announced a donation of $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to address the growing need to fight hunger in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With these funds, the Orlando-based food bank is able to provide more meals to the Orlando community, home to the U.S. headquarters for … [Read more...] about $100,000 Siemens Foundation Donation to Help Provide Meals in Central Florida
It won’t come as a shock that American diets aren’t the most nutritious. Karen Broussard, Second Harvest Food Bank's vice president of agency relations and programs, writes in The Orlando Sentinel about how the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the chronic illnesses of hunger. Her guest column appeared on March 18, 2021 online and in print on March 19. According to the … [Read more...] about Food-insecure families need help getting nutritious meals
When the pandemic hit, many lives in Central Florida were turned upside down. Families that never thought they would need help were suddenly going through lay-offs and furloughs. Many were finding themselves needing food assistance for the very first time, and the need for food assistance in Central Florida instantly doubled.But thanks to the support of people like you, Second … [Read more...] about Become A Hunger Champion and Change Lives
A group of student chefs have been working diligently since mid-December to create unique recipes for Orlando’s first Cookie Crumb Rumble challenge. Recently, six student chefs, studying culinary arts at the Culinary Training Program at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, presented their masterpieces to a group of distinguished judges. Looking to add a little spice … [Read more...] about Culinary Students Create Culinary Delights During Orlando’s First Cookie Crumb Rumble