It is hard to believe, but unfortunately true that 172,590 children in our community struggle with hunger. When these kids have no food, we have no choice but to respond. This fall the Winter Park community is breaking new ground in an effort to end hunger in Central Florida.
Feed the Need Winter Park, presented by Mayflower Retirement Community and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, is not your average food drive. It is the first of its kind, community-wide effort to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is leading the charge to recruit members of the business community to become Community Champions, organizations who commit to raising a minimum of $500 towards the effort to feed hungry families in our community. Community Champions will receive:
- Recognition on campaign website
- Recognition on social media
- Recognition in ‘Thank You’ ad in Winter Park/Maitland Observer
- Opportunity to compete for top fundraising prizes.
Community Champions that sign up by Friday, October 25, will be recognized at the campaign kick-off onThursday, October 31 at City Hall and be able to show their commitment to the cause by standing with City of Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Rollins College President Lewis Duncan and Chamber President/CEO Patrick Chapin at the event.