Positive change begins by taking action. With volunteers, event supporters and generous donors, Second Harvest Food Bank is feeding inspiration, change, achievement, health — & families facing hunger.

Daniel holds a food drive each year.

Every action makes a difference.

Daniel volunteered to sort food donations during a Family Days event (a unique volunteer activity for families with kids ages 5 – 9 years old) at Second Harvest. Afterward, he was inspired to find more ways to help others.

With Halloween approaching, Daniel knew this was a chance to do just that. He was never a big fan of candy but still wanted to dress up and participate in the holiday. His solution was to create a “Cans Over Candy” food drive to collect nonperishable food while his friends were trick or treating. He designed a flyer and delivered it to his neighbors a few days before Halloween. Then he hoped for the best.

“I couldn’t believe it,” Daniel recalls. “That first year, I had so many cans that the axle broke on my wagon!”

Four years later, Daniel’s Halloween food drive continues to grow. He gets help from his mom, who posts the information on Nextdoor and drives their family car along the route for him to place donations in the trunk. This year, he plans to incorporate a virtual food drive for his neighbors to be able to make financial donations in addition to physical food.

“There are many ways to help people have food on the table. No idea is too small or too big. Every action makes a difference.”

6 Ways to Get Involved

  1. Volunteer
    Our various volunteer opportunities offer fun and unique ways for individuals and groups! Sign up for a shift.
  2. Take A Food for Thought Tour
    Just us for a one-hour information session and tour of the food bank. Register now.
  3. Start A Virtual Food Drive
    Raising funds to fight hunger is both fun and easy. Start your own online food drive today.
  4. Give A Gift
    Every $10 provides 40 meals, and there are many ways to make an impactful financial gift.
  5. Shop for Good
    Your purchase from our A Spoon Full of Hope product line or Catering Business helps support the Culinary Training Program at Second Harvest, a program that provides job-skills training and sustainable employment opportunities.

Take the Pledge

Second Harvest Food Bank is committed to ending hunger in Central Florida but we can’t do this alone. Advocacy is a crucial part of hunger relief, and we are advocating for programs and policies at all levels that get food and nutrition for our neighbors facing hunger.

Join us by signing the pledge to fight hunger, and use your voice and your vote to make a difference.

Food is more than a meal.

Download our brochure to learn how your support helps Second Harvest Food Bank feed inspiration, change, achievement, health — and families facing hunger.

How should you get involved?

There are plenty of ways to get involved in the fight against hunger. Find out one of the best ways for you.







Your $10 gift provides 40 meals to children, families, and seniors experiencing hunger.