From Sheldon Dutes of WESH 2 NewsLast year, Fonseca and his volunteers helped WESH 2 feed more than 800 families in one day during the Share Your Christmas food giveaway in Osceola County.Cars started arriving seven hours before the event began last year.This year the need hasn't subsided."At the beginning of the year it wasn't like this," Fonseca said. "There was like 300, … [Read more...] about ‘It’s a blessing’: Need for food remains high as Osceola County continues to grow
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is the celebrated charity during the Walt Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend powered by AfterShokz. During the three races that weekend, a team of runners help create awareness of the food bank and raise funds to support the growth of its mission. For one runner, that mission is personal. "Outrunning hunger is a … [Read more...] about One woman is outrunning hunger – and you can help!
Dear Food Bankers and Food Bank lovers, THANK YOU! We are intensely grateful for your generosity and spirit. Each year, the Swamp Sistas rally and raise money to help feed kids whose families struggle with hunger, especially over the summer months. Members of our group who work in underserved communities have a heightened awareness of this critical problem, and we’re … [Read more...] about Thank you for providing a summer of hope
I went into the National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference to take many notes and hopefully use the knowledge I was receiving to benefit our Food Bank. I left with a community of over 200 people that wanted to come together with a clear common goal to fight against hunger. I have a Ph.D. in PovertyJimmeka Mills It is true what they say that everything comes to you right when … [Read more...] about Creating My Narrative: Lessons from the 2021 Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
The Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Shareholders’ Alliance and Fish for America USA are pleased to announce a new, collaborative effort to provide fresh, local seafood to food banks in central and north Florida as the organizations work to meet the continued, record need due to the economic hardship created by COVID-19. Over the next several months, an estimated 13,000 lbs. of red … [Read more...] about Fishing industry responds to continued COVID crisis, helps supply food banks