An empty pantry at home. Carefully watching the clerk scan each grocery item. Explaining to your kids why it’s too expensive to stock up on their favorite foods – or snack as much as they would like. Feeling like you failed, through no fault of your own. Hunger isn’t a topic that comes up easily in conversation. But with one in six Central Floridians struggling to provide … [Read more...] about A New Pandemic of Hunger
Your support during the past 8 months has made an incredible difference to people experiencing hunger in our community. Thank you for helping thousands of kids, seniors and families access nutritious meals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Michele Byington, Immediate Past Chair of Second Harvest Food Bank's Board of Directors, joined me in providing an update on the need in … [Read more...] about Thank you for providing hope.
Thanks to your support, 40 million meals have been provided to kids, families and seniors in Central Florida since March 23.Because of you, hungry kids received healthy meals while learning at home, families had food on their tables and seniors didn't have to leave their home to get food. We are so grateful for your support during the past 6 months.You helped make this … [Read more...] about 40 million meals… and counting
Hunger impacts people in every corner of the country, including our neighbors in Central Florida. That’s why Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida joined Feeding America food banks nationwide this September to take part in Hunger Action Month. This year’s campaign came at a critical time when the COVID-19 pandemic has hurt millions of people living paycheck to paycheck. … [Read more...] about Thank you for taking action
As Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida marks six months of COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, one of the most visually upsetting images during this time is the often mile-long line of cars waiting at a food distribution. The Mobile Food Drop Program brings a semi-truck loaded with nonperishable pantry staples plus fresh foods, like dairy, eggs, meat and produce to a … [Read more...] about “Dad, are we going to eat today?”