September is Nation Action Month for food banks across the nation, including Central Florida’s Second Harvest Food Bank. This month is designed as a time for the communities to spread the word about hunger.
Did you know that over 700,000 people struggle with hunger in Central Florida alone? These individuals don’t know where or when their next meal might come from. While the rest of us can come home from work and pop a frozen meal into the microwave, others are out there just hoping for something, anything to eat.
Second Harvest Food Bank works to supply access to food and groceries to those in need in the area. The bank services soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries, group homes, meal sites for low-income seniors, disaster relief agencies, not to mention many other non-profit and low-income sites. There are more than 500 non-profit feeding programs in Central Florida which utilize the Second Harvest Food Bank.
So, how can YOU help? There are many ways to assist Second Harvest in it’s efforts to fight hunger in Central Florida. Whether it be your time, or money, everything helps stop hunger.
– Donate. Every dollar donated can provide up to $9 in food value for people in need.
– Volunteer. Help at a local soup kitchen or pantry. Giving your time to serve those in need is very important and helps Second Harvest fulfill it’s mission.
– Food Drives. Collect food for the Bank at your job, through your clubs, etc.
– Spread the word. Tell your friends, family and co-workers about Second Harvest. Every little bit helps!