If you were able to join us for our first-ever advocacy town hall - thank you for joining and learning about how policy can impact our hunger relief work. Didn't make it? I've got you covered! I was joined by Dave Krepcho, CEO/President of Second Harvest Food Bank to provide a walk through of the actions we asked you to take to increase funding for hunger relief efforts. In … [Read more...] about First-Ever Advocacy Town Hall Recap
Do you believe that children, families and seniors should not have to worry about their next meal? Sadly, 1 in 6 Central Floridians experiences hunger. The good news is that hunger is a solvable issue, but we need your voice. Below are two ways you can get involved today. Take the Hunger PledgeNo one should have to worry about where their next meal will come from. … [Read more...] about Two Ways to Use Your Voice
Earlier in December, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida participated in Feeding America's national virtual fly-in with a few of our Congressional offices. During this year of high need, we felt it was crucial to invite our feeding partners from each district who has been able to take advantage of CARES funding made available to them. These feeding partners were also … [Read more...] about Second Harvest Virtually “Flies-In” to Washington, D.C.
As Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida continues to serve on the frontlines of the local hunger crisis, it has become clear that our communities – and the economy – cannot wait for additional support in our efforts to help make sure no one goes hungry during these unprecedented times. Fortunately, Congress has tools to help feed families facing hunger in Central … [Read more...] about Hunger Doesn’t Wait; Congress Should Help Feed Families in Crisis
Update: The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES act on Friday. It contains the 15% increase for SNAP, the increase of SNAP benefits from $16 to $30, but only allocates $150 million for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, or TEFAP. We are advocating for an increase to $500 million for TEFAP … [Read more...] about Why strengthening SNAP is important for fighting hunger – and saving the economy – in the face of the Coronavirus crisis