Earlier this month, we asked you to lend your voice to help us advocate for a 15% increase to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, to be included in U.S. Senate negotiations for the next COVID-19 response act. On Monday the 27th, the U.S. Senate introduced their latest version called the Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection and Schools, or … [Read more...] about Senate Releases HEALS Act, No Funding For Food Assistance
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Feeding America, the national association of food banks, are making one final big push in the U.S. Senate as Senators start to come together to begin serious negotiations on the next stimulus bill. With only four weeks until they go back home for the August recess, they are working fast to finalize this bill. Over the last … [Read more...] about Action Alert 🚨: Tell Senators Rubio and Scott to Increase SNAP!
Asking for help is never easy. When businesses started to close their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Merari was furloughed from her theme park job. Her roommate was also furloughed. They pooled their savings to pay rent and then had to decide between making a car payment or paying the cell phone bill. Then, there was the matter of food. She saw a Facebook post about … [Read more...] about Merari’s Story of Hope and Courage
300,000 meals a day are flowing through Central Florida thanks to your generosity. Thank you for helping families, kids and seniors during these difficult times. They are grateful to have you on their side. The food insecurity rate in Central Florida has increased drastically due to COVID-19, with over 18% of households not having access to affordable, nutritious food. Your … [Read more...] about You Make It Possible
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