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Financial Support

One of the most effective ways to help provide food for hungry children, seniors, homeless, disabled, working poor families and others in crisis is to make a financial contribution to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

While much of the 18+ million pounds of food and grocery products distributed by the Food Bank each year is donated to us, there are many substantial costs that must be covered for our mission to continue.   Financial supports helps to defray the cost of transporting, receiving, and distributing millions of pounds of food per year, enabling us to keep the food flowing to more than 450 nonprofit feeding programs across Central Florida. 

We are proud of the fact that      % of all financial contributions go directly to programs feeding our hungry neighbors rather than to administration or fundraising (Source:  IRS form 990).   We're also pleased to receive the highest, four-star rating on our financial health and fiscal responsibility from Charity Navigator, one of the top charity watchdog organizations.  Click here to view our rating:   http://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=4454

You should also know that for every dollar donated, Second Harvest Food Bank can provide up to $9.000 in food value for people in need.   Imagine having that kind of multiplier effect on your own grocery bill each week!   Your gift is a powerful investment in hope.

Our organization is a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRS 501(c)(3), which means your contribution  may be deductible (please consult a tax professional to assess deductibility for specific contributions).  

There are a variety of easy ways to make a difference by giving a financial gift.   Please look over this list, and click on the method that makes the most sense for you:

One-time Gift Online

Give securely online today using a credit card by clicking here [Donate Now).   For more information on joining our Feeding Hope Society multi-year giving society, please click here [Feeding Hope description]

Monthly Giving

Help our organization to plan ahead by becoming a "Sower's Club" monthly supporter.  It's one of the easiest, most painless ways to give.   [Sower's Club donation form]

Gifts of Stock

There can be great tax benefits for donating appreciated securities that you've held for more than 12 months.

[Click here] for information on how to donate stock using an electronic transfer method, or [contact us] for more information.

Long-term Commitment to Fighting Hunger

To received printed information on the different types and benefits of planned gifts (estate gifts), please [register now] and click on "send me information on planned giving."   To speak with someone, please call Greg Higgerson, CFRE, at 407-843-5009, ext. 21.  

Donor Service Center

Please contact the Food Bank staff person who can best assist your in meeting your philanthropic goals. [Click here] for a list of development staff and their specific areas of expertise.



Hunger In Our Community
Stories of Hope and Courage Click to view stories of hope and courage
1 in 6 Central Floridians are struggling with the reality of hunger and food insecurity. Here are some of their stories
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Who's Hungry in Central Florida Read about who's hungry in Central Florida
People in Central Florida sought food assistance 3.7 million times last year. Read our study.
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