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“Food for today, and for tomorrow” isn’t just a catch-phrase at Second Harvest Food Bank. Through the generosity of our community, we are driven to close the gap of unmet need in Central Florida in a variety of effective ways. Our core program of distributing tens of millions of meals per year for the clients of more than 550 local nonprofit feeding programs continues to have a growing impact.

Other efficient programs are aimed at helping the most vulnerable people, such as seniors and children. We also work to shorten the line of people in need by creating self-sustaining opportunities through our culinary and warehouse training programs. Click here to get an idea of where our food donations come from.

Help for Individuals and Families

Distribution to Partner Feeding Programs

Distribution to Partner Feeding Programs

Second Harvest distributes food to 550 local nonprofit feeding programs in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Brevard and Volusia county.
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Benefits Connection

Benefits Connection

Since 2008, Benefits Connection has assisted thousands of households in Central Florida to access over $85 million in SNAP benefits.
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Mobile Food Drops

Mobile Food Drops

With each delivery, our trucks transport at least 10,000 pounds of fruit, vegetables and dry goods directly to communities where low-income individuals live.
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Bites, Camera, Action! With Universal Foundation

Bites, Camera, Action!

This mobile nutrition program is made up of three components that work together to address hunger in our community: a mobile pantry, food truck and nutrition education.
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Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief

Second Harvest plays a vital role in responding to emergencies such as floods, tornadoes and hurricanes throughout the state.
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Transforming Lives

Darden Foundation Community Kitchen

Darden Foundation Community Kitchen

A 2,000-square-foot commercial kitchen space designed as an integral part of our holistic approach to fighting hunger and poverty.
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Culinary Training Program

Culinary Training Program

Our Culinary Training Program provides qualified, at-risk and economically disadvantaged adults with the culinary and life skills training needed to pursue a career in the food industry.
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General Distribution Training Program

Distribution Center Training Program

The mission of the Second Harvest Distribution Center (DC) Training Program is to stimulate the learning and growth that leads to transformation and employability.
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Catering for Good at Second Harvest Food Bank

Catering for Good

Our Community Kitchen now offers in-house and off property catering. Revenues go directly back to Second Harvest and the culinary program, helping to support our vision of "inspiring" people.
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Meals for Good

Meals for Good

Meals for Good is a service that provides freshly prepared meals to early childcare centers, children’s after school programs, group homes, senior feeding programs, and private and charter schools.
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Kids Programs

Hi-Five Kids Pack Program provides weekend meals

Hi-Five Kids Pack

A weekend food program designed to bridge the nutritional gap that exists when elementary school children lack access to school cafeterias.
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Kids Cafe

Kids Cafe

A healthy after-school meal service program providing food to needy children in Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties.
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Summe Food Program

Summer Food Program

Provides breakfast, lunches and snacks to children 18 and under during summer recess.
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Community Health/Nutrition

Nutrition Initiative

Nutrition Initiative

We're collaborating with our community partners to influence the health of the communities in Central Florida that we serve.
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Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education

Second Harvest offers an array of programming to promote and support the distribution of healthy options for our partner feeding programs and their clients.
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Foods to Encourage

Foods to Encourage

The Foods to Encourage framework aligns with recommendations from USDA’s MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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A Toolkit for Better Early Care and Education Meals

A Tool Kit for Better Early Care and Education Meals

An opportunity for Food Bank Community Kitchens and a Strategy for Childhood Obesity Prevention.
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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
Feed Hope Now Blog
Keep up with the latest happenings at Second Harvest by reading over our latest blog posts. Read our blog
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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