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Why I Believe in Summer Hope for Kids

Growing up in a food insecure household, summer wasn't nearly as exciting for our Online Marketing Coordinator, Melissa. She knew summer meant freedom from school, but not from hunger. Learn why the Summer Hope for Kids campaign is so important to her, and why she's hopeful more local kids won't have to experience the same thing.

Our Kids Cafe Story

Since 1993, the food bank has served over 2.2 million meals through our Kids Cafe Program. Thanks to a relatively recent expansion of this program, 33% of those meals have been in the last 3 years. Check out our Kids Cafe Program timeline, and how we are putting strategies in place to expand our reach and feed more at-risk kids.

La La Summer Hope for Kids is Back!

The Swamp Sistas are back, and ready to feed local kids this summer, but need your help! Last year, with your support, they were able to raise over $10,000 for Central Florida kids and their families, and are challenging you to join them and do the same. As a gift, they are offering a copy of their "La La Summer Sampler #2" for all donations over $25. Learn more and help feed kids this summer.

Wine Women & Shoes Orlando a Huge Success

On Saturday, April 22nd, over 400 friends of the food bank joined us at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes for an amazing afternoon of great wine, great shoes, and great company - all for a great cause. Thanks to the support of our sponsors, vendors, guests, and volunteers, we raised over $290,000. Read more event highlights, and relive the moment with us when we helped to put over a million more meals into Central Florida.

Five Guys First Monday of the Month

On the first Monday of every month, Central Florida Five Guys locations donate 10% of sales from 5 - 9 pm. To date, you have helped Five Guys donate nearly $167,000 toward fighting hunger for our local neighbors in need. Find a location near you.

Culinary Training Program Accepting Applications

We are currently accepting applications for the May session of our Culinary Training Program. This free program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. If you are looking for a positive change in your life or know someone who is, apply today or share with someone who might.

Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, May 13, 2017, marks the 25th Annual NALC's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Once again, letter carriers across Central Florida will be collecting nonperishable donations to help those who are struggling in our community. Learn more and get involved.

Enter to Win a "Legendary" Weekend Getaway

Taste! Central Florida is kicking off the fun early and giving you a chance to win two tickets to John Legend's May 13, 2017 concert in Clearwater, FL, a one-night stay at Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, and a three-day rental of a Mercedes-Benz C-Class. For a $50 donation, you could win this package valued at over $900 and help provide 200 meals for local kids. Enter today.

Attend a Food for Thought Tour
Join us for a food for thought tour

Your support is changing lives for the better in Central Florida. There is no better way to see the result of your generosity first hand than to experience our mission in person. Our next tour is May 16th and May 30th. RSVP here for a tour and lunch on us.

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