Sign in below to manage your monthly gift or email communications Sign in »
Stories of Hope and Courage: Carlos's Story

Stay Connected

Stories of Hope & Courage– Carlos's Story

Meet Carlos

Like many of our neighbors in Central Florida, Carlos works in the hospitality industry. Without guests filling hotel beds, workers like Carlos have had their hours cut and, in many cases, they’ve been furloughed or laid off as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Carlos’s main concern was for his two school-aged daughters who rely on breakfast and lunch at their elementary school. With school closures, rent due, and other bills starting to pile up, Carlos and his wife faced several tough choices.

“I’ve never asked for help before. I didn’t know where to start,” he explained.

He turned to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for help. He was able to pick up a COVID-19 emergency relief box, which included nonperishable foods like peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables, beans and pasta. This gave him an immediate relief knowing there would be food on the shelves for his daughters.

Second Harvest also connected Carlos with an emergency food pantry in his neighborhood. By working with a network of 550 feeding partners across six Central Florida counties, furloughed workers, families facing tough financial decisions and seniors on fixed incomes can access the nutritious foods they need close to home.

The economic impact on our community has been tremendous and a heightened level of need will persist for months to come. Thanks to you, our neighbors like Carlos are feeling a sense of relief with each meal.

Inspired to help more of our neighbors in need like Carlos? Find ways to help!

View more Stories of Hope & Courage

Hunger In Our Community
Stories of Hope and Courage Click to read stories of hope and courage
Meet some of the families, kids and seniors that you help. Read their stories.
How You Help
Learn how you are helping to feed families, kids, and seniors in Central Florida. Your impact
Your support changes lives Your impact on hunger in Central Florida
1 in 7 Central Floridians are struggling with the reality of hunger. Watch video.
Become a
Sustaining Donor!
- or -
Give a One-Time Gift
$10 Donated Provides 40 meals for our Neighbors in Need.
Stay Connected
Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instragram Follow us on LinkedIn

Twitter

Instagram

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
Feeding Florida A Catalyst Kitchen Member Heart of Florida United Way A Member of Feeding America