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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June 4, 2019

Lake County Agency of the Year

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Christian Care Benevolence

Congratulations to Christian Care Benevolence for being awarded the 2019 Lake County Agency of the Year at the Partner Agency Conference. Here is a little about this amazing agency.

This agency is the largest food pantry in Lake County serving an average of over 2500 individuals each month, giving over 28,000 pounds of food each week to those in need in Lake County.

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May 15, 2019

Healthy Pantry of the Year Award

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Metro West Church of the Nazarene-Herald of Hope

Congratulations to Metro West Church of the Nazarene-Herald of Hope for being named the 2019 Healthy Pantry of the Year at the Partner Agency Conference.

This partner agency goes above and beyond to run a large food pantry distribution utilizing only volunteer assistance.  This year they’ve continued to be an active member of the WO Healthy Pantry Network and have worked diligently to implement health focused practices into their entire distribution process. They also work with Cheyanna in supporting a school market in their area. They’re one of the leading pantries in Orange County for pounds distributed per year. 

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April 26, 2019

2019 Second Harvest Food Bank Person of the Year Lourdes Ortiz-Serrano from Deltona Spanish SDA

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

2019 Second Harvest Food Bank Person of the YearLourdes Ortiz-Serrano from Deltona Spanish SDA

Lourdes Ortiz Serrano from Deltona Spanish SDA has a lifelong passion to help feed people, especially those who face other struggles other than food insecurity. She directs one of the largest agencies in West Volusia, feeding the community thru regular distributions and monthly mobile drops.

Lourdes recognizes the large population of migrant workers in the Pierson area of Volusia County. Not only are these families facing food insecurity and low income, they also struggle with transportation, a language and cultural barrier and other struggles.  

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