Second Harvest Food Bank preparing 22,500 meals for shelters in Central…

first_imgBleachCleaning supplies Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Canned GoodsCleaning SuppliesCooking itemsPersonal Care DeodorantShampooCandyStaples (sugar, salt) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom BreadDiapersBaby Formula ∓ FoodSnacks LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Toothpaste & BrushesNon-perishable milkTea BagsSoap Level 1 Priority (in addition to basic categories) Level 2 Priority (in addition to other categories) Cookies & CrackersToilet PaperFeminine HygieneInstant Coffee/Drinks Peanut ButterAssorted drinksCooking itemsJelly TAGSSecond Harvest Food Bank Previous articleA man who would have enjoyed Hurricane Irma?Next articleHurricane Irma makes impact in Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dry GoodsWater & IceInfant Care items Bottled GoodsCharcoal/SternoFirst Aid SuppliesPaper GoodsFlashlights/Batteries Please enter your name here From Second HarvestHurricane Irma InformationIn times of disaster, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and its network of 550 agency partners represent a vital emergency food supply for the community. The food bank stands ready to provide extended relief service to storm victims in Brevard, Volusia, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Lake Counties. Currently Second Harvest is working on preparing 22,500 meals for six shelters in Central Florida.Second Harvest works closely with Feeding Florida, State and County Emergency Operations Centers and other local agencies to pinpoint the areas of need in each county. By funneling donations of food resources through Second Harvest, contributors can be certain their support is reaching the most affected areas in the most effective way.  Additionally, the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen at Second Harvest Food Bank will prepare and supply thousands of meals daily for distribution to sites throughout the affected area.Local community support will be needed in the form of donations after the storm. Second Harvest is part of Feeding America, which provides a highly effective way to quickly direct large quantities of food resources from around the nation to our area if needed. Thank you for your ongoing support.Emergency ResourcesFlorida DisasterCounty specific shelter database, school closures, power outages mapThe Florida Emergency Information Line 1-800-342-3557 is a toll-free hotline activated at the time of an emergency to provide an additional resource for those in Florida to receive accurate and up-to-date information regarding an emergency or disaster situation impacting the State of Florida.Be informed: HurricanesThis page explains what actions to take when you receive a hurricane watch or warning alert. Great tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.Food AssistanceIf you find yourself in need of assistance after the storm, please call our main phone number 407-296-1066 and we will help you locate a feeding partner nearby.In addition, you can find a list of Community Resources here (pdf download).How To HelpAfter the storm, ways for the local community to help Second Harvest help people in need are very specific:Food and cleaning supplies donations: Non-perishable food donations and cleaning supplies can be delivered to our distribution center in Orlando at 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Florida 32805. (see attached list of needs).Volunteers: Visit our Volunteer section to see opportunities.Donation Drop-offs:Donations Drop-Off Hub: Second Harvest Food Bank, 411 Mercy Drive Orlando, Fla. 32805PLEASE CALL AHEAD: 407-295-1066Please come in through the entrance on Mercy Drive and proceed straight to the loading dock area to drop off donations.TYPES OF GOODS NEEDED:Basic Categories: CerealPaper GoodsCanned MeatsCanned Fruits & Veggies Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 last_img

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