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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.

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