Second Harvest has seen a spike in the number of online searches on our online food finder tool. We've provided 2.5 million meals for families, kids and senionrs in our Central Florida community the past two weeks - this is a 100% increase in distribution. Thank you for providing hope to so many of our neighbors in need.
Coronavirus Update: March 31, 2020
Thanks to the generous support of our Central Florida community, Second Harvest is rapidly mobilizing to keep meals on the table for seniors, families and kids in our community.
Here's what you are making possible:
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida continues to monitor developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in our community. We're communicating daily with local emergency management services and Feeding America.
The safety of our staff, volunteers and feeding partners is very important. Additional steps for extra sanitation to keep our facility, food and people as safe as possible during this potential threat are being taken.
The loss of economic activity, especially in the tourism sector, is impacting thousands of hourly workers and their families. More will be impacted in the weeks ahead. We'll be working with our network of feeding partners to get food to those who need it most.
If you plan on volunteering and have traveled to an area of the country or world impacted by Coronavirus, or are experiencing any symptoms of illness, we ask that you do not volunteer at this time. Please join us as a volunteer when you are symptom-free for 14 days after your return date. Click here to learn more about volunteering.
If you are in need of food assistance, please visit our online food locator to find a list of feeding partners near your residency. Click here to read frequently asked food assistance questions. Please make sure to call before heading there, to make sure that their hours or location has not changed. If you need assistance during the weekend, please call United Way's 2-1-1.
The loss of economic activity has already started impacting thousands of hourly workers and their families. More will be impacted in the weeks ahead. Can you help to make sure that we are able to meet the growing demand of food assistance?