Sign in below to manage your monthly gift or email communications Sign in »
Darden Foundation Community Kitchen

Stay Connected

Darden Foundation Community Kitchen

Fighting Hunger in the Kitchen

At Second Harvest, we are working to close the Meal Gap every day. One of the innovative ways we’re doing this is in the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen – a 2,000-square-foot commercial kitchen space in our facility designed as an integral part of Second Harvest’s holistic approach to fighting hunger and poverty.

In this dynamic space, the food bank offers:

  • A 16-week culinary training program focused on food service-based technical, life and employability skills training for adults
  • Catering for Good: an in-house, full-service catering with affordable event space available for your next event, meeting, or seminar;
  • Disaster relief meal preparation in partnership with state and community organizations.

Fresh Bites

Are you interested in learning more about the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen? Sign up for our Fresh Bites monthly newsletter that includes recipes, guest chef night announcements, student stories and more.

Healthy Recipes

Eating healthy does not have to be boring or expensive. Using items already in your pantry, you can create meals that are both satisfying and provide more of the nutrients your body needs. Whether you are looking for a Meatless Monday meal or something hearty and comforting, there's a recipe for you. The best part is most of them are easy to customize with ingredients you might have in your kitchen!

Check out some delicious recipes from our Darden Foundation Community Kitchen. Have any of your own that you want to share? Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and use hashtag #feedhopenow.

Internship Opportunities

Click here to learn more about internship opportunities.

Culinary News

For more information regarding any of our kitchen programs, please contact:

Nancy Brumbaugh
  Chief Food Service Officer
  Phone: 407-514-1031 Cell: 407-538-6710

Hunger In Our Community
Stories of Hope and Courage Click to read stories of hope and courage
Meet some of the people that your support helps. Read their stories.
How You Help
Learn how you are helping families, kids, and seniors in Central Florida. View your impact.
Thank You for Changing Judie's Life Thank you for changing Judie's life
Your support helps families facing hunger like Judie's. Watch her story.
Become a
Sustaining Donor!
- or -
Give a One-Time Gift
$10 Donated provides 40 meals for our neighbors facing hunger.
Stay Connected



Contact Us 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Fl 32805Ph: 407-295-1066 | F: 407-295-5299 Visit our other sites: Feed Hope Now Blog Partner Agencies gogreenback with Second Harvest Food Bank