Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
14-week culinary foundation and life skills program with job placement assistance.
The Second Harvest Community Kitchen Programs are an integral part of Second Harvest’s holistic approach to fighting hunger and poverty. In the dynamic Darden Foundation Community Kitchen, the food bank offers nutritious meals to the community through contract meal services, food service-based technical, life and employability skills training, and in-house catering options and affordable event space. To engage the community throughout the year, we offer Chef’s Table Dinners, nutrition classes, and cooking lessons. Also working closely with local growers and farmers, the Community Kitchen staff regularly gathers and transforms surplus produce for future disaster relief efforts. The donated product is cooked, flash frozen, and ready to nourish those in need.