Due to the heightened and sustained need for food assistance caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Second Harvest outgrew its production kitchen and needed to find an additional location. As a result of CARES Act funding through Orange County and financial support from the community, the food bank expanded into the new 20,000-square-foot facility, two miles north of its main distribution center in 2021.
Mercy Kitchen includes an expanded production kitchen, a cooler and freezer area, dry storage, and six receiving and distribution bay doors to support Second Harvest's operations.
Volunteers and staff at this location support hunger relief efforts by packing meals for kids, seniors and veterans. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Mercy Kitchen, click here and look for "Mercy Kitchen Production" on the volunteer schedule.
Medically Tailored Meals
The Medically Tailored Meals program aims to help people experiencing food insecurity and managing at least one severe illness improve their health outcomes through food. Second Harvest chefs work with a registered dietitian nutritionist to design nutritionally appropriate meals that are cooked, packaged and delivered to the patient. Learn more.
3702 Mercy Star Ct.
Building 3 Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32808