Phase 1 of the reopening of our state is bringing both relief and chaos to our community. Families and seniors are trying to figure out how to safely navigate our new normal while worrying about their low food supply. The demand for food continues to grow.
Thanks to our giving community and supporters like you, Second Harvest is making changes to help more of our neighbors in need get through this crisis.
What you help make possible:
- 10.1 million meals have been provided since March 23 to families, kids and seniors. This is an average of 300,000 meals daily.
- The beginning stages of the Bring Hope Home program is underway. Second Harvest’s direct meal delivery program brings nutritious foods to individuals unable to travel.
- The Summer Food Service Program, which provides meals to kids when school is out for the summer, launched early on March 23. Over 258,000 meals have been provided to kids, which exceeds the total number of meals provided for all of Summer 2019.
- Second Harvest’s Catering for Good team is shifting its focus to help the production kitchen prepare, pack and distribute 12,000 meals daily to food deserts.
- The Culinary Training Program is training students virtually. Our students are learning life skills and cooking skills through online classes. A virtual graduation is scheduled for June.
These changes are possible because of people like you. Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
We need your help to continue adapting to the changing needs of our community.
Now more than ever, it is truly an investment in the future and health of Central Florida.