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. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed 43 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.
Every September, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and Food Banks across the nation participate in Hunger Action Month. During this time they ask their communities to lend their voice and spread the word about hunger.
1 in 6 Central Floridians struggle with hunger.
- Skip a meal* and feel for a short while what hunger feels like for our neighbors in need.
- Donate what you would have spent on lunch to provide meals to those in need. All gifts are being matched dollar for dollar – up to $10,000.
- Create a video on Social media and ask 3 friends to take the challenge. Use the hashtag #skipameal
I’m accepting the Second Harvest Skip a Meal Challenge and I’m donating my lunch money to help our neighbors in need. Plus my donation is being matched dollar for dollar.
*Skipping a meal is a personal choice, and not a requirement for this challenge.
You can also use their online “30 Ways in 30 Days” calendar to find activities that can be done each day in September to help fight hunger here in Central Florida. Some actions are small like sharing a statistic about hunger in Central Florida via Facebook while some are larger like attending one of the special events that month.