Wednesday, June 01, 2005

How about skipping lunch next Tuesday?

You can contribute the $5 or more that you would spend for lunch on National Hunger Awareness Day to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 450 non-profit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties (Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia).

In Orange County, 10% all households had difficulty providing enough food for all family members at some point during the year. These households are so limited in resources to buy food that they develop coping mechanisms when they run out: reducing the quality or quantity of food or choosing between food and other necessities such as rent, electricity or medical care. The rates for other Central Florida counties are: Brevard, 8.4%; Lake, 8.4%; Osceola, 9.8%, Seminole, 6.5%; and Volusia, 10.14%. Seminole's rate was the second-best in Florida; only Clay County had a lower rate of food insecurity.

You can see the "food insecure" rates for other areas of Florida and the rest of the country here.

You can find more information and ideas on what you can do on June 7 here.


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