Fri, June 10, 2016
Now through the end of June, shoppers and donors at Goodwill Industries of Central Florida can help fight hunger in Central Florida by donating nonperishable food items for Second Harvest Food Bank during the fifth annual “Fill the Need” partnership.
Donations will be collected at Goodwill’s retail stores and Donation Xpress Centers throughout Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Volusia and Lake counties. The effort supports Second Harvest’s “Summer Hope for Kids” campaign, which helps feed children while school is out during the summer months. Second Harvest’s critical needs list is available at www.feedhopenow.org under the “Ways to Help” section in the header.
“So many of our children depend on the free and reduced lunches from school, and during the summer months, many suffer without access to vital nutrition,” said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “Organizations like Goodwill help us ensure that no child goes hungry – and we are thankful for their partnership, contribution and commitment to fighting hunger.”
In addition, Second Harvest employees are donating gently used clothing and household items to Goodwill – supporting Goodwill’s job training and placement programs for Central Floridians in need. Donations of clothes, shoes and books help Goodwill to assist individuals in need in our community.
“Partnering with Second Harvest is a natural fit, allowing our nonprofits to pool resources to meet the needs in our community,” said Bill Oakley, president and CEO for Goodwill Industries of Central Florida. “We’re grateful for our generous donors this summer and all year-round.”