July 12, 2019

Second Harvest Food Bank Urges Senators Rubio & Scott to Close the Summer Child Hunger Gap

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

ORLANDO, Fla. — During the summer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida provides meals to over 100 summer spots across six counties. Sixty percent of children in Central Florida qualify for free or reduced meals, but only 9 percent participate in the Summer Food Service Program. The Summer Program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture as part of the Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

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July 9, 2019

Shaneka Shakes Up the Warehouse

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

You may have noticed a new, yet familiar face, in the Second Harvest Food Bank warehouse. Four years after completing the Culinary Training  Program and putting her culinary and food preparation skills to work in the Production Kitchen, Shaneka Jimerson has moved to a new role as Volunteer Lead in the donation sorting area.

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June 25, 2019

Culinary Training Students Kick Off the Summer at Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Last Friday, Second Harvest Food Bank’s Culinary Training Program students had the opportunity to hone their presentation and serving skills at the Center for Health & Wellbeing’s “Kickoff to Summer Celebration” located in Nourish Coffee Bar + Kitchen.

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June 13, 2019

Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Vacation

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Think back to when you were younger, playing with your friends during summer break and coming home to a delicious lunch made for you.

Unfortunately, not all children will have a delicious lunch waiting for them at home. When school’s out for summer, these children are missing crucial meals like breakfast and lunch that help them learn. In Central Florida, 1 in 5 children are at-risk of going to bed hungry tonight.

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