When the international pandemic hit, many lives in Central Florida were turned upside down. Families that never thought they’d need help were suddenly going through lay-offs and furloughs. Many were finding themselves needing food assistance for the very first time, and the need for food assistance in Central Florida instantly doubled. Second Harvest went from distributing 150,000 meals a day, to distributing 300,000 meals a day. We could not do this without the kindness of the community stepping in to help our neighbors in need. However, we still have a lot of work to do.
Please join us for In It Together as we approach the one-year mark of COVID-19 relief efforts. There are many ways to show that you're #InItTogether with our neighbors facing hunger:
Thank you for being #InItTogether – all with the purpose to help our neighbors in need!
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF) is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. During typical times, SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 76 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 16-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. In typical times, Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 66,000 people a day.