In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and his civic service to our country, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida participated in an “MLK Pre-Day of Service” food supply and distribution project on January 15, 2021. Hosted at Second … [Read more...] about Orange County MLK Initiative Volunteers for Pre-Day of Service
The coronavirus pandemic brought a wave of hunger across Central Florida, as people lost their jobs and turned to Second Harvest Food Bank and its network of food pantries and meal programs to help put food on the table. Second Harvest Food Bank distributed an average of 300,000 meals a day in 2020, to the tune of 60 million meals since mid-March when the pandemic reached … [Read more...] about Second Harvest Goes “In Depth” with News 13 on COVID-19 Relief
URGENT: Tell Congress that food banks, like Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, will lose about 50 percent of the food they receive from USDA - a dramatic decrease of about 850 million nutritious meals food banks provide nationwide. Congress may vote on this issue as early as this week. Send your message by Friday, December 18th. During a time when there is no end … [Read more...] about Urgent – Tell Congress by 12/18: Don’t let USDA cut food support for food banks!
“Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida strongly supports the 15 percent benefit increase in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) included in the updated HEROES Act introduced in the House of Representatives. This past year, Second Harvest and the rest of Feeding America’s network of 200 food banks and 60,000 partner food pantries and meal programs have … [Read more...] about Second Harvest Food Bank’s Statement on the Release of the House of Representatives’ Updated HEROES Act
This year Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is piloting a voter registration program called Vote Out Hunger. Second Harvest, along with the Feeding America network of 200 food banks across the country, are encouraging advocates, supporters, donors, feeding partners and most importantly clients, to make sure they’re registered to vote in the upcoming 2020 Presidential … [Read more...] about Vote Out Hunger Volusia County 🗳️