Currently, 1 in 7 people in Central Florida (approximately 500,000 individuals) are facing food insecurity.  Many lost their jobs during the pandemic and have depleted any savings they may have had.  While they are returning to work, many of these positions are low-paying and these families cannot cover the expenses they are faced with, especially with the rising cost of housing, gas and food prices.  Unfortunately, food is one of the first things to be cut when you can’t make ends meet.  Second Harvest provides food to over 500 Partner Agencies, as well as a variety of other programs, in a six-county area to ensure that those in need have enough to eat while they work to return to self-sufficiency. 

In 2021 and 2022 The Elinor & T.W. Miller, Jr. Foundation was able to make unrestricted gifts to Second Harvest Food Bank to provide over 560,000 meals to local children, seniors and families in need.