Each day brings more news. The rate of infection. The latest closures and furloughed employees. New guidelines for public health. And yet, through all the disparaging reports, there is hope.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and its 550-member feeding partner network are working in overdrive to meet a growing demand for food assistance.
“Coronavirus couldn’t stop us from making sure families had food through these hard times,” said Pastor Liza Baradona of Nueva Vision Food Pantry.
When there’s food on the table, a family can share a meal together. When there’s food in the pantry, a child can find a comforting snack in the middle of the day. When there’s food to enjoy, a senior is nourished. And in those short moments, hope can be found.
“I could see the concern in their faces; a lot of them lost their jobs,” added Liza. “Overall, people were so thankful we were open.”
Food for today, hope for tomorrow, even in hard times.
Fighting hunger, feeding hope.
$10 can provide 40 meals