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Second Harvest Strategic Plan

This FY 2020/2021 plan is the first year of our long-range strategic vision out to 2030. Each year we will revisit projections, progress and our Central Florida environment, adjustments will be made where necessary. 

Key points of the plan:

Budget Estimate

$18.5 million, a 4% increase in revenue. We have not started the budgeting process, however, this number is a fair estimate as a starting point. We anticipate 3-4 new staff positions.

Food Distribution

  • Volume for 60 million meals, or 75 million pounds, approx. 2% growth
  • There is one major wild card in this projection, TEFAP. During the past year we have received over a 100% increase in Trade Mitigation food. 
  • Think of TEFAP in this way:
    Regular supply of product = 7 million pounds
    Trade mitigation product = 10 million pounds
  • We don’t know when the trade mitigation product will stop, but when it does, other sources will not make up the difference. This could be a historic year where product volume nationally declines.


We will maintain the size and scope of our programs with three exceptions:

  • School Markets: Expansion will only take place if funding is secured upfront.
  • Benefits Connection: Two additional Outreach Specialists will be added, budget permitting. This is our SNAP application program and is our most cost effective program. The demand for this service far outweighs our current capacity.
  • Culinary Training & Job Placement: Planning is underway to expand into Osceola County in partnership with Valencia. Funding will be secured before this is launched.

Health & Hunger

Continued emphasis will be placed on our variety of pilots. Expansion will happen in line with already secured funding.

Social Entrepreneurship

  • We will continue Catering For Good, Production Meals and Spoonful Of Hope.
  • We will explore a Freight Farm, a 45’ shipping container that is a hydroponic farm. This will only be done if grant money is provided upfront. This “farm” would be part of an affordable housing development in Osceola and be designed to as a micro business.
  • We will continue to explore the concept of a retail grocery store. Results of a feasibility study will guide us in the final decision.


Our emphasis on advocacy and government relations will continue.

  • Federal nutrition programs are vital to our mission
  • State funding on a more regular basis will be sought, along with possible policy recommendations
  • County and city relationships deepen our value and reputation as a leader


We will take a close look at the value of re-positioning SHFB within the community. We are much more than a “food bank” and deliver greater value than the public realizes. We will determine how we may position ourselves as a “multi-faceted hunger relief center”. An even more value-driven positioning comes with the potential of attracting greater resources for our mission.

Organizational Structure

We will explore a re-design to ensure that the right structure and talent is in place to support our plan.

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