May 23, 2017

New Agency Mart Path

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

This Wednesday we will be rolling out a new path for shopping in our mart. The aim is to make shopping more efficient for the agencies. If you click on the picture you will be able to see the pattern more clearly. We have created this with our agencies in mind and hoping to create the most efficient and pleasant shopping experience.



May 11, 2017

Universal Foundation Makes a Difference

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Providing nutritious food to children and families in our community is a priority for Second Harvest. We partner with Universal Orlando and the Universal Orlando Foundation to bring “Bites, Camera, Action!” to local elementary and middle schools and 74 community sites.

Bites, Camera, Action! is a mobile nutrition program that has distributed more than 60,000 pounds of supplemental food to students and their families since 2012. Our School Farmers Market delivers healthy fresh fruit and vegetables to the children and families attending the school. Nearly 20 community partners join together at the School Farmers Market to deliver school supplies, SNAP outreach, health screenings, community resources, as well as a fresh, chef-prepared light meal to promote health and wellness to families.

In addition to the School Farmers Market, the Bites Camera Action! refrigerated truck is on the road each weekday delivering critically-needed nourishment where there often is none.

The success of this program would not be possible without the additional support provided by Universal employee volunteers. Nearly 8,597 Universal volunteers have donated thousands of hours packing and distributing 712,251 pounds of food, a total of more than 526,131 meals for delivery to veterans, adults, families and seniors in low-income neighborhoods, at transitional homeless sites and community resource fairs.

Together, through this partnership, we are inspiring and engaging our community to end hunger.

For more information, please contact:

Denise Hogan, Mobile Pantry Program Coordinator

Phone: 407-514-1060 Email: dhogan@feedhopenow.org

 



May 11, 2017

Freezer Blanket Reminder

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Dear Partner Agencies-

Maintaining the highest level of food safety possible for the vulnerable folks who rely on the Partner Agency Network for food is a bedrock value for all of us.

Maintaining the temperature of frozen product at or below 0 degrees is necessary to prevent thawing and spoilage.  Unfortunately, the high temperatures that we experience nearly year-round in Central Florida isn’t working to our advantage.

The best course of action is to require Partner Agencies without a refrigerated vehicle to utilize either an insulated blanket or coolers to transport frozen product picked up from the food bank.

Partner Agencies who don’t already have this equipment will have the option of sourcing their own insulated blankets, or, purchasing them at our cost through our online inventory.  We are able to secure special pricing through Feeding America’s vendor partnership with Samco Freezerware, and by taking advantage of a quantity discount.

8’ x 8’ heavyweight insulated blankets will be available for $75.00 each.  The code is PUR 911.

Partner Agencies must bring their insulated blanket to SHFB at the time of pickup to protect any frozen product received during transport. The revised MOA,  has a section that includes the frozen product transport policy.

Thank you for being excellent stewards of the food distributed to fight hunger in your communities. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this change.

Sincerely,

 

Your Agency Relations Team



April 10, 2017

Don’t Forget About those Quarterly Reports!!

Author: Agency Relations & Programs Team

Don’t forget that every three months your Quarterly statistics are due, you can submit these through the same portal you place your order through. Below is a step by step guide on how to submit your quarterly reports. Without these submitted by the first week of the new quarter you will not be able to order.

 

If you have any questions or need help contact your agency representative.