From the Second Harvest Food Bank

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is inviting the community to a virtual behind-the-scenes look at its facilities to hear how the organization is continuing to feed hope in our community during these difficult times. 

On Tuesday, February 2nd, participants who register for the “Food for Thought” virtual tour will be granted access to the organization’s warehouse via Zoom to see how the food bank has been able to distribute enough food for 300,000 meals a day. Attendees will also hear about the different programs Second Harvest maintains to help feed anyone who faces food insecurity across Orange, Osceola, Lake, Seminole, Volusia and Brevard counties. 

Since mid-March, Second Harvest has doubled its daily distribution numbers as a direct result of the economic impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization needs the community’s help more than ever to continue at these elevated levels. In November, the food bank reached its 50 millionth meal served since the start of the pandemic.

For more information about signing up for a “Food for Thought” tour, visit www.FeedHopeNow.Org/Tour.

WHEN: Feb. 2, 2021

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

WHERE: This event is virtual via Zoom. A secure link will be sent to attendees prior to the start of the tour. Participants will not appear on video or audio unless they choose to enable these features.

REGISTER:  To register, visit the event page. For more information about the nonprofit, visit Second Harvest’s website.

COST: Free

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers, and a caring, committed community, the food bank has distributed enough food for 76 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, daycare centers, and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 16-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life, and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 66,000 people a day. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.

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