“I can’t change the world, but I can make it a little better,” says Al, a volunteer captain at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Al has volunteered at Second Harvest’s main Orlando warehouse since 2016. In the last year, he began volunteering more frequently at the warehouse and Mercy Kitchen, the new production kitchen facility a few miles north on Mercy Drive, … [Read more...] about Volunteering is “where kindness meets reality.”
What a year! When I think about the past year, it almost feels like I was on a roller coaster ride. So many highs and a couple of lows. The year started with the Hope Worldwide Church conducting its annual food drive which provided more than 23,000 meals. What a wonderful way to begin the year! However, January does come with the typical decrease in volunteer help … [Read more...] about Thank you, volunteers!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Last year 28,410 volunteers generously donated 88,974 hours of service to share love, kindness and hope with our neighbors facing hunger. From preparing meals for kids at the new Mercy Kitchen to sorting food donations, bottling honey and even helping at food distributions, you made a positive impact … [Read more...] about Three cheers for our volunteers!
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!
Before the pandemic, Gavin worked as a personal trainer. When gyms closed last year and he was stuck at home he went stir crazy. A friend invited him to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank. One three-hour shift turned into another and another. Volunteering became a social connection for Gavin and the more he understood the impact of his time on the community, the more he … [Read more...] about “I’m not alone in this fight.”