The funds raised by Taste! Central Florida help Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida provide shelter and services to more than 140 children and their families each night and serve more than 270,000 nutritious meals in the coming year.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida directs the funds raised from Taste! Central Florida to childhood hunger relief programs at their agency to assist the 1 in 4 kids in Orlando who struggle with hunger.
"For years, Taste! has been a crucial force in the fight against childhood hunger right here in Central Florida. The impact at the Coalition has been tremendous. Thanks to the passionate committee, sponsors, chefs, donors, and attendees, more than 140 kids wake up each morning to a nutritious breakfast and end the day eating dinner with their families -- never worrying when their next meal will be.”
John E. Hearn, President/CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
“Funds from this event make it possible for our organization to continue to close the gap on childhood hunger in Central Florida, which unfortunately remains far too wide at this time. We are so pleased to be able to multiply this support into more food, for more kids, than at any other time in our history.”