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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Teaming Up to Fight Hunger

Kiwanis of EOC teamed up with our UCF CKI brethren to fight hunger at the Second Harvest Food Bank on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Second Harvest is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 600 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties. These organizations serve over 700,000 people (20% of the Central Florida population) each year, and Second Harvest relies on donorship from local food retailers and volunteer efforts to accomplish their mission. After watching a moving video about the children and families who the food bank serves, we migrated to the warehouse for a tutorial on how the food is sorted. We then dove into hundreds of unsorted boxes. Three hours later, over 15 pallets containing 36 boxes each were ready for distribution to the community, including numerous cases of tuna for our Ton o’ Tuna drive! Thanks to Gene, Yoli, Wanda, Jared, Brent, Jeremy A., Jason, Stephanie, Paige, and four members of UCF CKI for volunteering! Second Harvest is one of the best and most productive service opportunities in Central Florida. I highly recommend you spend a day with them serving the local community and learning about
their operations.

Written by Brent Hambly

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