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May 4, 2018

Don’t forget about your Annual Partner Survey

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team


Hello Agencies,

Don’t forget about our annual survey! You’re feedback is so important to us, and it helps us better serve you and ultimately our community. Below is the link to fill out the survey.

Once a week we are drawing an agency to win 25$ on their account at SHFB. The last day to submit your survey will be May 14th.

Below is the link to take it

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KXNJYD5

 

February 12, 2018

Table 60 Feeds Seniors in Winter Park

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

 

Table 60, the collaborative (bringing together community leaders and advocates for senior hunger) food distribution event geared towards food insecure seniors in Orange County was in full force once again. This most recent event was held on Tuesday, February 6th at the Winter Park Community Center. These events take a village; 60 volunteers joined us from different local Winter Park organizations such as AARP and Winter Park Housing Authority. Seniors were excited about getting their hands on fresh produce, bakery items and non-perishables as 103 seniors participated in this event ultimately feeding over 150 households.Participants were treated to different vendors in addition to receiving food.  Vendors such as AARP, Jewish Family Services and Second Harvest’s very own Chef Terah Barrios talked to the participants about the different services they provide.But in the end it was all the beautiful, bright and tasty food that stole the show, 11,375 pounds worth! Thanks is not enough to all the volunteers, coordinators, Second Harvest staff and vendors who helped put this successful event together.

October 5, 2017

Healthy Pantry Highlight

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Second Harvest Food Bank has been working hard to contribute to the Central Florida community’s health and wellness. Because food insecurity is one of the leading factors contributing to chronic disease and illness among people who are low income and living in poverty Second Harvest created my position as the Healthy Pantry Network Coordinator through a West Orange Healthcare District grant.  The focus of the grant is for our partner agencies within the footprint of the West Orange Health District.  However every pantry in our agency network is able and encouraged to contact me about information and guidance to improve the health status of their pantry.  Since the beginning of this grant the pantry at St. Andrews Catholic Church has been working closely with me to implement as many health upgrades to their pantry as they can.  They’ve been extremely receptive and interested in the nutrition information for their client’s food bags and we’ve been able to communicate about healthier foods for their homeless population. They’ve also had UF/IFAS Extension’s Family and Nutrition Program come out to their food distributions to provide nutrition education to their clients.  This coming winter they will take part in a Request For Proposals (RFP) training where they will have the opportunity to apply for more equipment that will expand their pantry’s capacity to distribute a larger quantity of healthier foods.

If you are interested in nutrition resources for your pantry you can find a nutrition resources tab on Second Harvest’s partner website. Also feel free to contact me and use me as a tool to expand your pantry’s growth in health and wellness.

 

Rachel Stankiewitch

 

September 20, 2017

Important Reminder about Disaster Relief

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

As part of the Feeding America Network, Second Harvest and other food banks across the country stand ready to support the recovery phase of the flooding caused by the storm.

Please remember that, per your Memorandum of Agreement with Second Harvest, agencies cannot use Second Harvest/USDA product for relief efforts outside of Central Florida:

Distribution is limited to use in the area that the agency serves, specifically Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties. Under no circumstances can product obtained from SHFB leave the designated county.

The easiest and most effective way to give back to the victims remains a financial donation directly to the Houston Food Bank or Feeding Texas. Sending any goods to the affected areas in an uncoordinated way is likely to contribute to the ‘disaster within a disaster’ that often results in these situations.

To donate to the Houston Food Bank, visit www.houstonfoodbank.org

To donate to Feeding Texas, visit www.feedingtexas.org