Support Team CFPS' 5th Annual Food Drive... 1 in 6 In Central FL Go Hungry!

April 05, 2017

One in six Central Floridians struggle with the reality of hunger and food insecurity. One in six. That's one in six too many.

That's where you come in. 

We need your help. Actually, to put it more accurately, the very sameone in six need your help. Central Florida PowerSports and the Central Florida Chapter of the U.S. Spyder Ryders is holding a food drive to raise food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. From now until April 29, we invite you to drop off any food you can spare at Central Florida PowerSports. Then on Saturday, April 29, Central Flordia PowerSports host a pancake breakfast followed by a ride led by the US Spyder Ryders.

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 52 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

In addition to helping feed the line of our neighbors who need help, Second Harvest also transforms dozens of lives directly every year.  Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 14-week culinary training program are placed in ‘better than minimum wage’ jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sustainability.  Yet another important activity helps connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help.

 

 

So let's help out the less fortunate in our community by supporting the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida by participating in Central Florida PowerSports' Fifth Annual Food Drive! Bring your food donations to our dealership anytime between now and Saturday, April 29th. Then visit us that Saturday for a yummy pancake breakfast followed by a fun ride led by the Central Florida chapter of the U.S. Spyder Ryders! Thanks for caring!


Did You Know?

Is hunger really a problem in Central Florida?

  • People in Central Florida sought food assistance 3.7 million times last year.
  • On average, people receive assistance with food 71,600 times in a typical week.
  • 27% of clients served are children. That means 1 in 4 kids struggle with hunger.
  • 11% of the households served have at least one member age 65 or older.
  • 60% of households served include someone that worked for pay in the past 12 months

How does Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida serve the hungry?

  • Through a variety of programs including:
    • Collection & Distribution of Food
    • Food Stamp application assistance
    • Childhood Hunger - Hi-Five Kids Pack, Kid’s Café
    • Second Helpings – Prepared and Perishable Food
    • Fresh Produce
    • Culinary Training Program
    • Disaster Relief
  • What area does Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida serve?

    • Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida directly serves the Central Florida area including Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties.

    How efficient is Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida?

    • For every $1 donated, up to $9 worth of grocery product is provided to those in need.
    • 97.4% of every dollar goes straight to feeding people.









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