$138 million. That number caught my attention when, seven years ago, I heard about a group of graduate business students at Rollins College researching the local economic impact of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Although I had worked with nonprofits for decades, the scale of Second Harvest’s impact was staggering by comparison. It encompassed not only the fresh … [Read more...] about Positive Potential: The Power We All Have to Fight Hunger
When I think back on summers as a kid, I remember the simple joys: riding bikes, exploring the woods, playing kickball, and, my favorite summer activity, swimming. Oh, the hours I spent in the water with my friends! We would head to our neighborhood pool every morning after breakfast and stay until they closed for a lunch break at noon. Then, we would clamor out of the pool … [Read more...] about Match Alert: Swamp Sistas La La Hunger-Free Summer
When people ask me why I support Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, I reflect back on the quote, "To whom much is given, much is required." I believe that in order to meet the unmet needs in Central Florida, it is essential to not only support financially but to also give of your time, your platform, and your voice to bring awareness to all of the good that … [Read more...] about Ultimate Garden Party Chair reflection: “to whom much is given, much is required”
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!