Often times the first step to eliminating a crisis is a hot meal. It can be difficult to face challenges like unemployment, overdue rent, or medical issues when your daily needs are not being met. Due to the financial burdens and stressful challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, one in seven Central Floridians is at risk of facing hunger. The Daily Bread program at The … [Read more...] about It starts with a meal.
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.
After nearly three decades of working to fight hunger nationwide – 17 years of which have been in Central Florida – Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, announced that he will be retiring at the end of the year. Throughout his career, Krepcho has advocated for innovative solutions to shorten the line on hunger. In 1992, he was named … [Read more...] about Dave Krepcho to Retire at the End of 2021
A year ago, Melissa thought she and her family were on solid financial ground. She and her husband and steady jobs, their bills were paid and their kids were thriving at school. When the pandemic hit earlier this year, they both lost their jobs and watched their bank account balance drop weekly as they paid rent, utilities and other bills. Once stay at home orders were … [Read more...] about Melissa’s Story of Hope & Courage
When the pandemic hit, Kandi’s family took a financial hit. As a special needs family, their budget was always tight but they managed to save for a rainy day. Kandi’s husband had his hours reduced and they managed to get by with the emergency funds they had set aside. However, as the pandemic endured, the funds in their bank account did not. “We didn’t know where to turn,” … [Read more...] about Kandi’s Story of Hope & Courage