Archive for the 'Orange County' Category

May 23, 2017

New Agency Mart Path

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

This Wednesday we will be rolling out a new path for shopping in our mart. The aim is to make shopping more efficient for the agencies. If you click on the picture you will be able to see the pattern more clearly. We have created this with our agencies in mind and hoping to create the most efficient and pleasant shopping experience.

May 11, 2017

Universal Foundation Makes a Difference

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Providing nutritious food to children and families in our community is a priority for Second Harvest. We partner with Universal Orlando and the Universal Orlando Foundation to bring “Bites, Camera, Action!” to local elementary and middle schools and 74 community sites.

Bites, Camera, Action! is a mobile nutrition program that has distributed more than 60,000 pounds of supplemental food to students and their families since 2012. Our School Farmers Market delivers healthy fresh fruit and vegetables to the children and families attending the school. Nearly 20 community partners join together at the School Farmers Market to deliver school supplies, SNAP outreach, health screenings, community resources, as well as a fresh, chef-prepared light meal to promote health and wellness to families.

In addition to the School Farmers Market, the Bites Camera Action! refrigerated truck is on the road each weekday delivering critically-needed nourishment where there often is none.

The success of this program would not be possible without the additional support provided by Universal employee volunteers. Nearly 8,597 Universal volunteers have donated thousands of hours packing and distributing 712,251 pounds of food, a total of more than 526,131 meals for delivery to veterans, adults, families and seniors in low-income neighborhoods, at transitional homeless sites and community resource fairs.

Together, through this partnership, we are inspiring and engaging our community to end hunger.

For more information, please contact:

Denise Hogan, Mobile Pantry Program Coordinator

Phone: 407-514-1060 Email: dhogan@feedhopenow.org

 

April 10, 2017

Don’t Forget About those Quarterly Reports!!

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Don’t forget that every three months your Quarterly statistics are due, you can submit these through the same portal you place your order through. Below is a step by step guide on how to submit your quarterly reports. Without these submitted by the first week of the new quarter you will not be able to order.

 

If you have any questions or need help contact your agency representative.

 

April 10, 2017

Senior Market and Resource Fair

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

On April 3rd the Table 60 Group, Second Harvest and Iglesia Bautista El Camino hosted their second Senior Mobile Drop in the Old Baldwin Park area.

One of Second Harvest’s Partner Agency, Iglesia Bautista “El Camino”,  generously offered to host the drop to the seniors. When the Second Harvest staff members arrived to help at the drop we were pleasantly surprised at how many volunteers Iglesia Bautista El Camino had come to help distribute food throughout the day.

Ruben Martinez, the main contact for Iglesia Bautista El Camino, stated that the church went to other churches, and community centers to pass out flyers and to get the word out about the drop to the seniors.

There was a nice assortment of food that was distributed to the seniors and families in the neighborhood, such as produce, frozen chicken, canned product, bakery items and assorted fruit juices.   Some of the families had to make a couple of trips to their cars, because it was difficult to carry everything in one trip.

One of the goals of the senior food drop was to let the families in that area know about food pantries available. We feel that the goal was achieved as not only did they learn about Iglesia Bautisa El Camino, but our contact from Catholic Charities John Bonfiglio came by and introduced himself, and let people know about the pantry they have.   This was a great example of collaboration between the two agencies, and also of sharing resources with the clients.

This drop because of the collaboration between all the different agencies we were able to distribute over 30,000 pounds of food and feed over 400 individuals in the Old Baldwin Park area.