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
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.
With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress took swift action to address concerns for children who receive free or reduced school meals during their school day. Through the CARES Act, Congress created Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer, or known as P-EBT. This allows for eligible families to receive up to $5.70, the value of both school breakfast and lunch, onto a … [Read more...] about Pandemic SNAP: Helping Families Feed Kids in Need