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
Summer Food Service Program
Summer is made for neighborhood barbecues, pool parties, and watermelon eating contests. While many of us are looking forward to finding safe ways to gather this summer, these kinds of celebrations are off the table for thousands of families across Central Florida. The financial stress of providing breakfast and lunch for growing kids while schools are closed for the summer can … [Read more...] about Hope isn’t canceled.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently hosted a virtual Town Hall to discuss the special need for support in fighting childhood hunger in Central Florida, especially during the summer months. Second Harvest President and CEO Dave Krepcho and VP of Food Services Nancy Brumbaugh shared the different childhood hunger programs in place to relieve the financial burden … [Read more...] about Second Harvest Hosts Town Hall on Childhood Hunger
The financial stress of providing breakfast and lunch for growing kids while schools are closed for the summer can mean gut-wrenching decisions for local families. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the burdens facing families who were living paycheck to paycheck. Thanks to your support, families with kids 18 and under can turn to Second Harvest’s 65 Summer Food … [Read more...] about 4 Ways to Help Fight Summer Hunger
Today, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida celebrated the grand opening of its new Mercy Kitchen, which will allow the hunger-relief organization to triple its food production output. Due to the heightened and sustained need for food assistance caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest outgrew its existing kitchen and needed to find an additional … [Read more...] about Second Harvest Triples Food Production at New Mercy Kitchen