June 18, 2018

Summer Feeding Fun with Rep. Stephanie Murphy

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

During the summer, the most vulnerable students are given access to meals through Second Harvest Food Bank’s Summer Food Service Program across our six-county service area. These students spend their summers eating healthy food, being with friends and preventing the dreaded brain drain.

Last week, Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (FL-07) visited one of the Summer Food Service sites in Seminole County with her staff. She took part in the lunchtime distribution of meals, ensuring students had a selection of either strawberry or the much-desired chocolate milk.

After distributing the milk, Rep. Murphy was able to sit down with students ranging from kindergarten to middle school to find out their favorite parts of the day. She taught them what a Congresswoman does on a day-to-day basis, too.

Congresswoman Murphy and her staff helped feed a healthy balanced meal to nearly 200 children at Midway Safe Harbor in Sanford. In Seminole County, 18.2% (roughly 57,730) of all children under 18 are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from. Hunger never takes a vacation. And through sites like this one, Second Harvest is able to provide kids with a meal so they can continue to be our future.



May 29, 2018

Lunch with Dave

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

During the month of July, Second Harvest Food Bank will host three “Lunch with Dave” events with our Partner Agencies. This is the third year that our President and CEO, Dave Krepcho has reached out to our Partner Agencies and invited them to join him to learn the latest and greatest from Second Harvest, and discuss ways to work together to fight hunger in Central Florida.

When: Friday July 6th, Friday July 13th and Friday July 20th from 12 noon-1pm

Where: Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida  411 Mercy Drive Orlando



RSVP at the following link  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e4bacad2ea13-lunch

Please note if you have any dietary needs with your registration.

If you have any questions please contact Patti DeLaCruz at pdelacruz@feedhopenow.org


May 11, 2018

Agency Spotlight: Provision Packs- Volusia County

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

On Friday May 4th Provision Packs from Ormond Beach Florida in Volusia County, hosted their first mobile drop at Holly Hill Elementary School . They distributed 31,000 lbs of food for 248 families, 961 people including 367 children. The drop was a drive thru where families drove up to the distribution site where their cars where loaded with free groceries to help those in need in the Holly Hill area.

Not only did families receive much needed food, they were also given flowers, employment information and resources and children’s clothing

Provisions Packs partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank, Holly Hill Police Department, Volusia County Sheriffs Department, several area churches and businesses who volunteered to assist at the drop.

Provision Packs currently serves 270 bags of food to students in need every Friday at 5 Volusia County Schools. Their goal is to serve 500 students in need weekly this fall. Carrie Torres, founder of Provision Packs, hopes she will be able to provide more drops in the future with help from Second Harvest Food Bank and community volunteers. “We just want to take care of each other as a community, Carrie said while gesturing to a cluster of volunteers that day. “It really does take a Village”


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