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Blogging about Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

Last Build Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:26:54 +0000


Benefits Connection Program Marks 10 Years

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:26:54 +0000

A Little History Ten years ago, at the peak of the Great Recession, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida was looking for options to respond to the rising demand for food in our community. Unemployment in Florida was at…

Second Harvest Speaks Out on Farm Bill

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:08:09 +0000

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida was featured on WESH 2 News discussing the proposed 2018 Farm Bill recently released by the House Agriculture Committee. Watch the story online. Food banks depend on programs like SNAP to provide 12 meals for…

Michel’le’s Story of Hope & Courage: From Feeding 3 Kids to 96

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 15:01:11 +0000

Michel’le Snell grew up with her grandmother and the two spent many days in the kitchen making family recipes. But when her grandmother’s house was foreclosed, Michel’le and her three daughters had to find a new place to live. With…

If you let this Farm Bill pass, more Central Floridians will go hungry

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 15:51:45 +0000

The House Agriculture Committee released their version of the Farm Bill last week and revealed alarming proposed cuts to SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as food stamps). Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is deeply concerned with…

Happy National Volunteer Week!

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:19:54 +0000

Every helping hand makes an incredible difference. Our mission is possible because of dedicated volunteers like you. This National Volunteer Week, we want to thank you for being a Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida volunteer. Volunteers are such…

SNAP Series Part 2: How SNAP Works

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:15:24 +0000

SNAP funds are disbursed once a month by the Florida Department of Children and Families to eligible participants through electronic debit transfer (EBT) cards. They are used to purchase groceries at retailers nationwide, include major grocers like Publix and Walmart;…

5 Facts About Culinary Training Program

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:27:48 +0000

This month the Second Harvest Culinary Training Program is celebrating 5 years of transforming lives. Since April 2013, the program has provided qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable…

Culinary Graduate Donates Income Tax Refund

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:18:13 +0000

Soline Dulcio was recognized as the Top Student at last fall’s Culinary Training Program graduation. Originally from Haiti, Soline struggled with depression and unemployment before applying to the program. Today she is employed full-time at the Walt Disney World Swan…