Elizabeth Santiago, School Partnerships Program Manager at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, writes in The Orlando Sentinel about how the relationship between health and hunger impacts local students and how unique programs targeting kids can make a difference. Her guest column originally appeared online and in print on October 10, 2021. From making new friends … [Read more...] about Thinking Outside the Box to Solve School Hunger
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Providing meals for families and kids is an act of pure kindness. Thank you for being part of a community that cares enough to make sure families and kids facing hunger have enough food on their tables. Thank you for giving them a hope-filled summer! 66 Summer Sites Second Harvest’s Summer Food Service Program hit the road in June to deliver fresh, healthy meals … [Read more...] about A summer of hope – thanks to you!
With generous support from Orange County Government’s CARES Act funding and community members like you, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida opened Mercy Kitchen just a few miles north of the Orlando warehouse in January 2021. The new location doubled the available space to prepare meals for childhood hunger relief programs like Kids Café and Summer Food Service Program. … [Read more...] about Mercy Kitchen Cooks Up Hope This Summer
Second Harvest Food Bank’s production area received a special visit from the creators and staff of the hit YouTube channel Hellthy Junkfood. This group of 9 came in ready to roll up their sleeves and help produce 10,000 meals in one 3-hour volunteer shift. In the production area volunteers assist in packing meals for kids and seniors. Meals are packed, sealed and boxes for … [Read more...] about Local Bloggers Help Pack 10,000 Meals in 3 Hours
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida has exceeded the 20,000 meal a day capacity of its current production kitchen due to the heightened, sustained need for food during the pandemic. The production kitchen supports Kids Cafe and Summer Food Service Programs, in addition to Plates of Plenty and plays a pivotal role in providing hot meals during times of hurricane relief. … [Read more...] about We’re cooking up something new!