Many times, the first step to eliminating a crisis is a meal. It can be difficult for our neighbors to face challenges like unemployment, overdue rent, or medical issues when their nutritional needs go unmet. Your acts of kindness help break this cycle. Your financial support helps rescue food donations from local farms, supermarkets, and distribution centers. Then, … [Read more...] about Hope, One Meal at a Time
Congress is debating what to include in upcoming budget reconciliation legislation that could expand lifesaving anti-hunger programs. But those programs are on the chopping block right now! An estimated 120,000 Central Florida children are at-risk of going to bed hungry tonight. They rely on crucial anti-hunger programs to grow, learn and thrive. We urge Congress to ensure … [Read more...] about Tell Congress: Don’t Increase Hunger in Central Florida
Summer is made for neighborhood barbecues, pool parties, and watermelon eating contests. While many of us are looking forward to finding safe ways to gather this summer, these kinds of celebrations are off the table for thousands of families across Central Florida. The financial stress of providing breakfast and lunch for growing kids while schools are closed for the summer can … [Read more...] about Hope isn’t canceled.
Hunger doesn’t take a summer break. Neither does Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and its network of 550 feeding partners. As the financial impact of the pandemic lingers, thousands of local families continue to face the daunting reality of hunger. One lifeline during the pandemic are the seven-day boxes assembled at Mercy Kitchen. Each box contains enough food … [Read more...] about Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Break
It’s been said that desperate times call for desperate measures. Crystal knows that all too well. “We went fishing a few weeks ago just so we could have some meat,” she explains. Crystal says their family of six was comfortable before the pandemic hit. “There were times we had to rob Peter to pay Paul, but nothing like what we’ve had to do this year,” she says. 2020 … [Read more...] about Crystal’s story of hope and courage