A recent study reported on by Second Harvest Food Bank projected that 1 in 6 members of the Central Florida Community is food insecure. That means nearly 110 million more meals are needed to combat the urgent hunger crisis in our community. Here are five Orlando nonprofits and ministries doing their part to close the hunger gap.
Christian HELP supplies groceries, meals, and snacks to their local community providing over 900,000 pounds of food annually. Their mission is to prevent homelessness by helping people find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually. Their vision is to see God honored by providing resources to those in need who desire to become self-sufficient.
Southeastern Food Bank
Southeastern Food Bank has been “Feeding the hungry and caring for those in need by sharing life’s necessities and a message of hope”, for 29 years. Southeastern Food Bank provides food and counseling to hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged families across the state of Florida through its food outreach programs.
The Sharing Center
The Sharing Center is the Largest Free Food Resource in Seminole County. Each family receives two bags of hand-selected, nutritionally balanced groceries for each member of the family. This organization provides essential resources to those in need while ensuring dignity, reflecting Christian generosity, and sharing God’s love.
Second Harvest Food Bank Of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank distributes food to 550 local community partners in the Central Florida region. Second Harvest’s mission is to create hope and nourish lives through a robust hunger relief network while multiplying the generosity of a caring community. They hope to inspire and engage the community to end hunger.
Servant Hearts Ministry
Servant Hearts Ministry is a faith-based group that provides hunger solutions for various community partners who deliver meals directly to those in need. They pride themselves on contributing to the lives of hungry children, seniors, and those who are vulnerable. Servant Hearts Ministry partners with other local food distributors around their community to spread food, love and faith to all.