Helping Hands Across America

Helping Hands Across America

Now in it's fourth year, Rollins is proud to partner with Sodexo to collect food and donations to benefit the Central Florida community. The Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 500 partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia.

The 2011 Helping Hands Across America initiative is October 17 to November 11.

TWO WAYS TO GIVE:

You can donate non-perishable food items (critical needs include: meals in a can, oatmeal, canned tuna, nonfat dry milk, peanut butter, dry beans, nutritional drinks, canned meats, evaporated milk, canned veggies, canned soup, pasta, canned fruit, rice, beef stew, baby food) at various locations around campus

AND

Click below to make a financial contribution

 

Additional Information:

Is Hunger really a problem in Central Florida?  

  • Yes, last year we distributed more than 24 million pounds of grocery product, the equivalent of more than 17 million meals.  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.

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.

 Does Second Harvest Food Bank need volunteers?

  • Yes, we rely on the generosity of thousands of volunteers each year. Last year over 8,000 volunteers contributed 31,000 hours of service.   
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