After completing book reports, science fair projects, and exams, nothing sounds better than a nice long break from school. This month, kids are trading tardy bells and pop quizzes for video game marathons, sleep-away camps, beach trips, and all the fun they can pack into summer break. For 75 days this summer, kids can be kids. Unless they are among the one in five kids in … [Read more...] about You Help Kids Be Kids This Summer
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Enas Gebaly, a graduate of Second Harvest's Culinary Training Program, recently appeared on the Florida Foodie podcast with News 6 WKMG to share how your support brought the magic back into her life. The pandemic hit Enas Gebaly and her family hard. Her husband lost his job and it prevented Gebaly from traveling to see her family, who still lives in Egypt. For her, … [Read more...] about Florida Foodie: Enas Gebaly found ‘magic’ in baking
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 … [Read more...] about Thinking Outside the Box to Solve School Hunger
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