Thank you!

Left: Evelyn Rinato; Right: Charlotte Munnerlyn

On any given day you will find these two ladies waiting to greet you in our Partner Agency Lobby at the Orlando Warehouse. Many times I can hear laughter pouring over from the agency lobby and I can almost always count on it coming from Charlotte or Evelyn interacting with the agencies. They offer a familiar face and help the whole shopping experience feel less intimidating and more welcoming. I once asked both of them what they love most about their jobs and they both said that the agencies they interact with daily make their job meaningful. Charlotte and Evelyn are responsible for scheduling agency appointments, finalizing agency orders, answering food assistance calls, managing agency shopping and the list could goes on! Above all of this they continually provide great customer service to each agency that walks through our lobby doors. So, the next time you’re in our agency lobby be sure to stop and give an extra thank you to Charlotte and Evelyn we could not do what we do without them! 

– Fernanda Ngo

Agency Spotlight: The Picnic Project in Seminole County

Thank you, Picnic Project, for fighting hunger in Seminole County!
(From Left to Right: Ryan, Brooke and Mark)

The Picnic Project served its first meal in August 2010 at Centennial Park in Sanford, FL. About year later, they moved directly across the street into a Fellowship Hall at the invitation of The First United Methodist Church of Sanford. With this new location, Chef Mark Thompson was able to begin preparing meals on-site with their new commercial kitchen.


New Name, Same Mission: Kids Snack Packs Provide Weekend Meals for Students

When teachers in our community noticed that students were coming to school on Mondays with headaches and stomachaches, they called Second Harvest in search of a solution. They identified these students as participants in the free and reduced breakfast and lunch programs and explained that the last meal the students had eaten was at school the Friday before. Living in such a food rich community, the thought of any child going two days without food was and still is appalling.