On October 30, 2018, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida launched a signature product line called – A Spoon Full of Hope.
100% of the proceeds directly support Second Harvest's no cost 16-week Culinary Training program. This program provides qualified, economically challenged adults with the culinary and life skills training to pursue a sustainable career in the food industry. View their stories.
Second Harvest Food Bank is the first Feeding America network food bank partner to launch a multi-product food retail line.
Since 2013, more than 300 students have graduated with a 100-percent job placement rate.
Fighting Hunger in the Kitchen
Second Harvest Food Bank works every day to close the hunger gap that exists in Central Florida. One of the innovative ways we’re doing this is in the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen – a 2,000-square-foot commercial kitchen space in our facility designed as an integral part of Second Harvest’s holistic approach to fighting hunger and poverty.
In addition to our A Spoon Full of Hope product line, we have other social enterprises that support our mission.
Other Social Enterprise Programs Supporting the Culinary Training Program.
Catering for Good
Catering for Good is a full-service caterer offering high-quality food and service. Menu selections are prepared by our award-winning Chef Jill Holland from scratch using only the freshest high-quality ingredients from locally sourced reputable food distributors. Food donations are not used for catering, and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Culinary Training Program. Learn more about Catering for Good.
Plates of Plenty
Plates of Plentry is a service that provides freshly prepared meals to early childcare centers, children’s after-school programs, group homes, senior feeding programs, and private and charter schools. The program goal is to provide the freshest, healthiest, and least processed ingredients available, and to deliver them in a safe and timely manner. 100% of the proceeds from each lunch goes to the Culinary Training Program. For more information, please click here.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. Second Harvest secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida.
Last year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 73 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 66,000 people a day.
Learn more at www.FeedHopeNow.org