Second Harvest Food Bank & HFUW 211 Tour

  • June 11, 2011 · 8:45 AM
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Update 6/8/11

I've re-opened up the last 10 spots.   Since we hit the 40 volunteer minimum, they're not going to bring in another group to fill in our slack - so its just us.

 

Directions

Please arrive at 8:45.

The address is
3533 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32808.

The facility is located on the corner of Mercy Drive and Shader Road.
Their Web site: www.foodbankcentralflorida.org

Free Pizza & Soda  (there will be a map in your goodie bag to guide you to lunch.)
1940 Traylor Blvd.   Orlando, FL 32804

The Heart of Florida United Way is 2.3 miles from the food bank.  Simply take Shader Rd east to OBT & head south.  Traylor blvd is a couple blocks south of Silver Starr.  Or you can catch JYP south to Princeton & turn east - there's a sign on Princeton by Linx Ln to guide you into the united way.

 

What to wear

You will want to wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes.  It will be hot in the warehouse.  (Oh - The conference room where we have the pizza is usually cold.)

 

Schedule

8:45 am -Food Sorting - assemble at Second Harvest Food Bank

9:00 am - start food sorting

Noon - 1:30ish - Extreme Pizza Party - meet at the Heart of Florida United Way (2 miles from the volunteer site) for a brief tour of our local 211 facility (Tour guide, Michael McLaughlin) and pizza & sodas in the conference room reserved for us.

Notes:

Age Restriction - Children must be at least 10 years old to participate in the food sorting.

Pizza Party - I'll put out a jar - if you want to throw in a couple bucks to cover the cost, that's great. If you can't, that's fine too. If there's more $ than what was spent for the pizza & soda, the extra will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank.

 

About Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 600 partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Vision: A Hunger-Free Central Florida Mission: To Fight Hunger in Central Florida

 

  • Providing access to food and other grocery products in order to meet the need
  • Promoting and supporting the development of our partner agencies’ ability to fulfill their missions
  • Mobilizing leaders and communities by bringing visibility to the invisible problem of hunger and poverty
  • Developing more holistic and county-specific solutions to hunger in Central Florida.

 

About United Way 211

The 211 helpline is a nationwide initiative adopted in many communities to link resources with individuals who need assistance. The 24-hour information and referral helpline links people in need with assistance from more than 2,000 local health and human service programs. Staffed 24-hours per day by caring, highly trained, multilingual operators, 2-1-1 is your connection to help, or to refer you to those who most need YOUR help.

 

About Pizza

Here's a link to the History Of Pizza by PizzaTherapy.com

 

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  • Celina

    Great event! Thanks so much for organizing it Tee!!

    June 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very well organized by Tee and her associates! Good people to work with. And now we know - if in crisis, call 2-1-1!

    June 12, 2011

  • Stephen (The P.

    I'm glad they played music, it made the day fly by.

    June 12, 2011

  • Jimmy O.

    It was a GREAT way to meet others and help out our community!

    June 12, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Tee for organizing this event, was a very rewarding experience.

    June 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks Tee for organizing this! What a great way to start to get to know the group =)

    June 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you everyone for coming out and making this such a great day! I hope you all had a good time. By the way, your pizza contributions were very generous - $56 over the pizza cost, and that money was donated directly to Second Harvest Food Bank. thank you!! :)

    June 11, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    1:30 :)

    June 9, 2011

  • Celeste

    Tee, do you know what time the event ends?

    June 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Celeste - sorry. I messed up. I fixed it. :)

    June 6, 2011

  • Celeste

    I rsvp'd for the second time 2 days ago but was still deleted????

    June 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am confirming.

    June 4, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there.

    June 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tee, I'm sorry I can't make this but I would like to get involved with a volunteer organization. I was thinking about Habitat for Humanity but it would depend upon what they need done. I have always wanted to work on building a house but now I can't o up on a ladder...so?

    June 3, 2011

  • Marissa

    I am planning on being there with my boyfriend, my 14 year old daughter and maybe my 11 year old son. My children and I will probably have to leave like at 11 am for an appointment. Thanks!

    June 3, 2011

  • A.C.

    Yes, I'll be there, but unfortunately only for the morning shift.

    June 3, 2011

  • larry schnaper P.

    Confirming

    June 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, Jeff. I just talked to Second Harvest and they can hold up to 50 of us, so i'm increasing the RSVPs.

    May 10, 2011

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