An empty pantry at home. Carefully watching the clerk scan each grocery item. Explaining to your kids why it’s too expensive to stock up on their favorite foods – or snack as much as they would like. Feeling like you failed, through no fault of your own. Hunger isn’t a topic that comes up easily in conversation. But with one in six Central Floridians struggling to provide … [Read more...] about A New Pandemic of Hunger
Your support during the past 8 months has made an incredible difference to people experiencing hunger in our community. Thank you for helping thousands of kids, seniors and families access nutritious meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michele Byington, Immediate Past Chair of Second Harvest Food Bank's Board of Directors, joined me in providing an update on the need in … [Read more...] about Thank you for providing hope.
A year ago, Melissa thought she and her family were on solid financial ground. She and her husband and steady jobs, their bills were paid and their kids were thriving at school. When the pandemic hit earlier this year, they both lost their jobs and watched their bank account balance drop weekly as they paid rent, utilities and other bills. Once stay at home orders were … [Read more...] about Melissa’s Story of Hope & Courage
During Hispanic Heritage Month, two Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida team members shared their stories of why food bank work is so important to them personally with local media outlets. Carlos Santamaria and Ricardo Robledo have more than four decades of food bank experience between them and are the dynamic duo leading Second Harvest’s operations team to distribute … [Read more...] about Meet Second Harvest’s Dynamic Duo
Thanks to your support, 40 million meals have been provided to kids, families and seniors in Central Florida since March 23.Because of you, hungry kids received healthy meals while learning at home, families had food on their tables and seniors didn't have to leave their home to get food. We are so grateful for your support during the past 6 months.You helped make this … [Read more...] about 40 million meals… and counting