“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama, President of the United States As a teenager, I participated in an exercise to learn the importance of teamwork. We arranged four chairs facing each other and sat in them sideways so that we could … [Read more...] about Volunteers Inspire Change
A Box of Meals and Hope
It has been said that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Every day, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida works with 625 feeding partners – small groups of selfless and kind individuals who are committed to helping kids, families and seniors in their neighborhoods access the nutritious food they need. One of those people is Valter, … [Read more...] about A Box of Meals and Hope
Teen celebrates birthday with Virtual Food Drive
Alex first learned about hunger in Central Florida when he volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s main warehouse in Orlando in middle school. Over the years, Alex and his friends have sorted through thousands of pounds of food donations. “The coordinators really do make volunteering fun!” says Alex. His favorite volunteer moments … [Read more...] about Teen celebrates birthday with Virtual Food Drive
The price of eggs is what?
I stood in the supermarket where the milk and eggs converged. I waited as a fellow shopper grabbed a carton of eggs and sighed in disgust. Then, I overheard what we were all thinking to ourselves. “The price of eggs is what?!” Everyone in the vicinity turned to see a woman holding her hands in disbelief. She was staring at the shelf of eggs. Each carton was … [Read more...] about The price of eggs is what?
You Make It Possible
You are part of the solution that creates hope and stability for our neighbors. 1 in 8 Central Floridians experiences hunger due to rising rent, increasing prices and unexpected, emergent expenses that are more than their financial situation can withstand. The good news is that your support makes it possible for kids, families and seniors to have food on the table and hope … [Read more...] about You Make It Possible