To create hope and nourish lives through a powerful hunger relief network, while multiplying the generosity of a caring community.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to feeding partners in seven Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Marion, Seminole and Volusia. With the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributes a quarter of a million meals every day to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women's shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.
In addition to helping feed the line of our neighbors who need help, Second Harvest also transforms dozens of lives directly every year. Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 16-week culinary training program are placed in "better than minimum wage" jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sustainability. Yet another important activity helps connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help.