Archive for the 'Orange County' Category

August 6, 2017

New Beginnings for the Grays

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

After over 9 years of dedicated service, Erin Gray has left Second Harvest Food Bank. Many of you remember Erin as an Agency Relations Coordinator, Manager and your biggest cheerleader. Erin gave so much of herself to this mission and we will really miss her passion, infectious smile and joyful laugh. The Agency Relations Team as well as the Second Harvest Family are very grateful for Erin’s leadership, passion for this organization and her support for not only staff but for the Partner Agencies.

Erin and her husband Todd recently brought 2 beautiful children to Florida from out-of-state as foster, and soon to be adoptive parents. They have become amazing parents to 5 Year Old Autumn and 4 Year Old Jayden. This has been a dream come true for the Grays as they always wanted to start a family.

Erin Gray started at Second Harvest in 2008 as an Agency Relation’s Coordinator, and became the Agency Relations Manager in 2009. She instantly fell in love with the Second Harvest’s mission and vision and was thrilled to be part of the Second Harvest family.

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May 23, 2017

Warehouse Improvements

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

For the past month shopping for frozen items has looked a little different, and I’m sure the large silver box that has replaced all our freezers has not gone unnoticed. Starting this week agencies will be able to shop out of our brand new cooler/freezer unit. We are so excited about this improvement. The new unit will be able to hold more product and be restocked from behind so that each hour has a variety of frozen and cold product.

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