Hunger in our Community
Winter Park Statistics
42% of children in Public
Elementary Schools in Winter Park receive free & reduced lunch.
Is Hunger really a problem in Central Florida?
- Currently the food bank is distributing 70,000 meals a day in our 6 county service area
- Approximately 1 in 5 of our population—732,000 people—needed food assistance in Central Florida last year. This is a 152% increase from 2006.
- On average, more than 55,000 different people receive assistance from Second Harvest each week
Who is hungry in Central Florida?
- 47% of clients served are children.
- 20% of the households served have at least one member age 65 or older.
- 33% of households served have at least one working adult.
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
- Disaster Relief
What area does Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida serve?
- We directly serve 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.
- 96% of every dollar goes straight to feeding people.