The need for donations this year is greater than ever due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. A recent national survey conducted by Feeding America estimates that one in six Central Floridians may struggle with hunger this year an anticipated 49% increase.
In honor of Hunger Action Month, we're asking the community to help "Stock the Shelves" this September.
The month-long effort encourages Central Floridians to take action in the fight against hunger.
More ways to get involved will be posted on our Facebook page throughout the month. We encourage participants to share how they're helping “Stock the Shelves” on social media by using #StockTheShelves.
"Now, more than ever, the community should come together to help those in need stock their shelves,” said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest. "With every donation we receive, we are able to help our network of more than 550 feeding partners serve 66,000 people each day across six counties. Every canned good, every volunteer and every awareness effort makes a difference."
For more ways to take action, visit the Hunger Action Month calendar.