Volunteers are the lifeblood of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Last year 28,410 volunteers generously donated 88,974 hours of service to share love, kindness and hope with our neighbors facing hunger. From preparing meals for kids at the new Mercy Kitchen to sorting food donations, bottling honey and even helping at food distributions, you made a positive impact … [Read more...] about Three cheers for our volunteers!
Your acts of kindness and generosity are making a difference in the lives of kids, seniors, and employees starting to re-enter the workforce who are reaching out for help with food. Because of your financial support, volunteerism, and advocacy, our neighbors can rest assured that tomorrow will be a better day. If you look, you can find a light in the darkness. It is a … [Read more...] about Why I Food Bank: Summer 2021
Before the pandemic, Gavin worked as a personal trainer. When gyms closed last year and he was stuck at home he went stir crazy. A friend invited him to volunteer at Second Harvest Food Bank. One three-hour shift turned into another and another. Volunteering became a social connection for Gavin and the more he understood the impact of his time on the community, the more he … [Read more...] about “I’m not alone in this fight.”
In recognition of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday and his civic service to our country, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and the Orange County Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Initiative in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida participated in an “MLK Pre-Day of Service” food supply and distribution project on January 15, 2021. Hosted at Second … [Read more...] about Orange County MLK Initiative Volunteers for Pre-Day of Service
Your acts of kindness and generosity are making a difference in the lives of kids, seniors, and unemployed workers who are reaching out for help with food. Because of your financial support, volunteerism, and advocacy, our neighbors have food for today and hope for tomorrow. Thank you for the many reasons why you choose to food bank. We’re sad to hear about the impact of … [Read more...] about Why I Food Bank