In the middle of uncertainty, our community stepped up in a big, bold way to care for our neighbors. At the height of the pandemic, Orange County Government recognized the urgent need for food assistance and invested in the future of hunger relief in Central Florida. With support from the CARES Act and additional gifts from the community, Mercy Kitchen opened its doors in … [Read more...] about 1 Year of Hope from Mercy Kitchen
It’s fair to say that none of us were prepared for the serious disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic brought to our lives and our community. For thousands of our neighbors, however, the ‘disruption’ was literally devastating. As jobs were furloughed or ended, and last paychecks spent, it did not take long for many to face the prospect of hunger for themselves and … [Read more...] about Hope & Relief in Unprecedented Times
Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida celebrated the grand opening of its new Mercy Kitchen, which will allow the hunger-relief organization to triple its food production output. Due to the heightened and sustained need for food assistance caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest outgrew its existing kitchen and needed to find an additional … [Read more...] about Second Harvest Triples Food Production at New Mercy Kitchen
The Siemens Foundation, through its partnership with Feeding America, recently announced a donation of $100,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to address the growing need to fight hunger in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With these funds, the Orlando-based food bank is able to provide more meals to the Orlando community, home to the U.S. headquarters for … [Read more...] about $100,000 Siemens Foundation Donation to Help Provide Meals in Central Florida
Kandi's busy family came to a screeching halt when the COVID-19 pandemic hit our community last year. That disruption brought added anxiety, stress and a dramatic decrease in household income causing them to ask for food assistance for the first time.Thanks to people like you, Kandi and her family received meals and hope when they needed it most from a Second Harvest Food Bank … [Read more...] about You’ve given Kandi’s family more than just food.