October 24, 2018

Voting Early for the 2018 General Election

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

The 2018 General Election is right around the corner on November 6th. If you haven’t made your plan to vote on or before Election Day, here’s a good place to start!

Voting is a crucial aspect of our democracy and it affects all that we do, even putting food on the table for the family, senior, veteran and others that live in your community.

As a reminder, you are able to visit any early voting location within the county that you are registered in. However, on Election Day, you must visit your polling location in the county that you are registered to vote in. Hours of operation for you polling location on Election Day will vary by county.

What You Need to Vote Early in Florida

To vote early in the county you are registered in, you must show a valid form of identification. The identification must contain the voter’s name, photograph and signature and must not be expired. For example, a valid Florida Driver’s License or two separate forms that together contain this information (such as passport, student identification, etc). Here’s a list of valid forms of identification: Valid Forms of Identification for Voting in all Florida Counties

Here’s when you can start voting in Central Florida:

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September 25, 2018

Making a Difference with Helping Hands

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

People of any age can make a difference.

In 2015, Brie Quisumbing asked her parents how she could make a difference in the world. “I’m just a kid,” she said. She was only 11 at the time.

Her parents told her that even kids can make a difference, they just need to start small.

After giving it some thought for a few days she came back to them and said she wanted to start a volunteer group with her friends. With a little help from her parents, she created a logo, picked a color for t-shirts, wrote a mission statement and Helping Hands was born.

The group started small but now has 20 members. They volunteer regularly at Second Harvest Food Bank and various nonprofits around Central Florida.

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September 17, 2018

40,000 Reasons Why

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team


This September, we are looking for hunger heroes, like you, to take the Share a Meal Challenge. This small act can help provide an additional 40,000 meals for our Central Florida neighbors in need.

When you step outside today, look around you and know that 1 out of 6 Central Floridians struggles with hunger. Families are faced with deciding between rent and food and seniors between medicine and groceries. 1 in 4 kids doesn’t regularly have enough to eat. It shouldn’t be like this.

Your gift today will help feed our neighbors in need immediately. A generous, anonymous donor has offered to match your gift up to $5,000. This is your chance to double your impact.

Your $10 gift normally provides 40 meals, but right now, it can provide 80 meals. Can we count on you to share a meal today?


August 22, 2018

New and Improved Agency Lobby

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

We have made some new updates in the Agency Lobby! Next time you shop be sure to check it out!