Archive for the 'Uncategorized' CategoryMarch 13, 2017
Last Thursday partners from across the 5 county network gathered to learn and connect at our second annual Partner Network Conference. We had over 200 attendees engage in workshops, network together, and learn side by side. It was such a unique experience to have all 5 counties under one roof. We got to hear agencies share ideas and best practices. If you missed it, we will be uploading the speaker PowerPoint’s on the conference tab! For now enjoy a glimpse into our day, by clicking the link below.
When you are at the Orlando Warehouse and there is something you need help with, you are in a jam, or you just need a hug, who do you think of?
We have an answer for you! Ricardo Robledo!
Here at Second Harvest, Ricardo is our “go to guy”, he is the Second Harvest Warehouse manager. A typical day at work includes overseeing the drivers, warehouse staff, making sure mobile drops are sent out on time, TEFAP, the agency mart, and deliveries. He’s been a part of what we do at Second Harvest for 22 years, and in that time has a made a tremendous impact on the agencies and staff he has worked with.
I got the chance to ask some of the agencies about Ricardo and what I repeatedly heard was that he’s always willing to go the extra mile, take the extra time, and put in the extra work to help the agencies feed more people in their communities.
When asked what his favorite part of the job was, he said “All the agencies that come through the doors of our warehouse are special, they each help the community in unique ways, and getting to be a part of that is what keeps me excited about coming to work every day.”January 10, 2017
The other week Fernanda and I spent the morning with the Second Harvest Food Bank Board Member Mary Beth Morgan. Mary Beth wanted to see the Knights Helping Knights pantry at UCF, and since Fernanda and I work with them we were happy to go with her on the tour.
We were excited and,when we pulled up we were greeted by Mary Beth, and an employee at the Burnett Honors College in a golf cart, ready to give us a guided tour of the pantry, and the campus.
The Knights Helping Knights Pantry is located at Ferrell Commons, and is staffed by students and volunteers 5 days a week. In addition to non-perishable food and fresh produce they also offer clothing, household goods, and school supplies to the student at no charge. Knights Helping Knights does a wonderful job supplying food and necessities to all students, so they don’t have to make the decision to pay for their school books, pay their utilities, or buy groceries.
We would like to send a reminder to you all about warehouse guidelines, when you are in the Agency Mart at Second Harvest Food Bank.
When you are in the aisle that has the open banana boxes on the shelf, please take the entire box on the shelf. All the boxes should have like items in them and are open so that you can see what the product is.
When you see the red table over the aisle that says “Authorized Access Only” please do not enter that area. This is for safety reasons, and also the items have not been processed yet that are in that aisle.