It’s pretty incredible to see so many caring individuals pass through the warehouse at Second Harvest!
1U has a Second Harvest Food Sorting and Packing Day on the first Saturday of even-numbered* months from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Second Harvest is located at 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, where there’s plenty of parking. Watch the Weekly Update (aka the eblast) for any updates or changes.
*February, April, June, August, October, and December
Participants must wear closed-toed shoes. Students ages 10 to 15 may attend with parent (or guardian who is 18 years or older); students 16 years and older may participate without a chaperone. A short training occurs before each session, so newcomers are welcome! Willingness to enjoy yourself and recognize the good you are doing are the only other requirements. For info, contact Steph at foodbank@orlandoUU.org.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores, and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Visit the Second Harvest website for more info.
The need for items at local food pantries is as great as it ever has been. If you are able to share with others, please bring canned and dry goods in their original (unopened) containers and place them in the large blue bin in Gore Hall. We are back to having a regular pick up by Semoran Food Pantry. If the bin is full, place the items next to the bin. Thanks for sharing your bounty with others. Examples of items to donate are: dried or canned beans, peanut butter, canned fish and meats, fruit snacks, canned vegetables, rice, pasta, crackers, etc.