April 10, 2017

Plantain Waffle Recipe

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Healthy, quick , and delicious! This Plantain Waffle recipe is sure to become a fast favorite. Now we have an easy step by step video showing how YOU can whip up plantain waffles that are just as delicious as Chef Terah’s.

 



April 10, 2017

On the Move With Chef Terah

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

On a weekly basis, you can find Chef Terah Barrios, Nutrition Educator at Second Harvest, at one of our many partner feeding programs. Chef Terah takes nutrition and cooking education out to the community where hungry families are being served.

What kind of work are you doing with the partner feeding programs?
I get the opportunity to work with families, single adults, seniors and just about anyone who is served through our partner feeding programs. I take nutrition and cooking education to clients while food is being distributed in their communities. I often share recipes utilizing fresh produce or items that Second Harvest has in abundance. Along with the recipe, I give clients a sample that they can taste.

Many of the clients served have diet-related health issues, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. For this reason, I also share diet-related health information. I get to personally speak with many individuals while they wait for food. I hear their stories, their challenges and even their successes as many of them are returning for food.

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April 10, 2017

Agency Spotlight: United Hearts Church for Nations

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

One of our agencies that we would like to spotlight is United Hearts Church for Nations.   They have been a partner agency with Second Harvest Food Bank since 2014, and serve over 600 individuals each month.  They are open every week, and give a very generous amount of food to the clients that they serve.

A very nice thing about United Hearts Church for Nations is they fill banana boxes full of healthy food, both perishable and non-perishable, so the clients that they serve have a nice selection of food for the week.

Our main contact Valter Calijuri not only seems to think of the client’s needs when he is at the warehouse picking out the product for them, but he also is very kind to the warehouse staff. We are constantly hearing that the staff in the warehouse are appreciative of Valter because not only does he pick up by the loading bay he may have used, but he also sweeps the entire area of all the bay doors.  Those little extra things of kindness are very much appreciated by the Second Harvest team



March 28, 2017

Construction Zone: New Freezers and Coolers Coming Soon!

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

If you have been in the Orlando warehouse lately then you know we have blocked off the area that once held our freezers and coolers, there’s a good reason for it! We are in the process of adding a brand new cooler/freezer unit. This will create a smoother more efficient shopping experience, our warehouse staff will be able to restock the coolers and freezer from the back. Our hope is that with this improvement we will be able to offer our agencies larger quantity and selection of healthy foods. Keep an eye out for the grand unveiling of our new cooler/freezer unit!!