Swamp Sistas Hold 2022 Summer Hope For Kids Fundraiser .. @SwampSistas @FeedHopeNow #FightHunger

Swamp Sistas Summer Hope for Kids Fundraiser

Every year, Beth McKee and her fellow Swamp Sistas hold a fundraiser to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and this year’s drive is happening now!

This summer, 1 in 5 kids in our community will face hunger.

The Swamp Sistas and friends are stepping up to fundraise and help provide essential meals for thousands of children in Central Florida.

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Swamp Sistas Hold Summer Hope for Kids Fundraiser June 12-17, 2021 .. @SwampSistas @FeedHopeNow

Swamp Sistas Summer Hope for Kids Fundraiser

Every year, Beth McKee and her fellow Swamp Sistas hold a fundraiser to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, and this year’s drive kicks off today and runs through June 17, 2021!

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Darden Restaurants Announces Mobile Food Pantry for Second Harvest of Central Florida .. @Darden @FeedHopeNow @FeedingAmerica

Darden Restaurants has announced it is partnering with Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to increase access to food for those in need in Orlando, via refrigerated trucks.

Darden Restaurants has announced it is partnering with Feeding America and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to increase access to food for those in need in Orlando, via refrigerated trucks.

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Places to Donate on Giving Tuesday 2020 in Central Florida .. #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday following Black Friday is designated as Giving Tuesday, which is a movement that encourages people to help others through donations of money and time.

Thousands of organizations in the state have signed up to participate, including the Orlando and Central Florida area. And the need is even greater with the pandemic and subsequent job losses this year.

Even $1-$5 will help, when multiplied by others giving, and some donations will be matched when made today.

If you don’t have a specific cause in mind, may we suggest the following organizations we feel do a lot of good in Central Florida:

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Swamp Sistas ‘La La Hope from Home’ 2020 Benefit Goes Virtual on May 16 (UPDATED with Brunch Menu) .. #SwampSistas #FeedHopeNow

Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival 2020 Benefit

Love local music? Like helping out local families in need? Then you’ll want to check out the Swamp Sistas annual “La La” event, which will go online for 2020.

On May 16, the Swamp Sistas La La Hope From Home: Virtual Brunch and Festival will be held via Facebook Live from 11am to 7pm.

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Places to Donate on Giving Tuesday 2019 in Central Florida .. #GivingTuesday @wmfeorlando @cfl_homeless @thedruproject @gktwvillage @ harborhousefl @hfuw @GLBTOrlando @MicheLeePuppets @mustardseedoffl @petallianceGO @RMHCCF @feedhopenow @vscflorida @ShepherdsHope

Giving Tuesday 2019 in Central Florida

The Tuesday following Black Friday is designated as Giving Tuesday, which is a movement that encourages people to help others through donations of money and time.

Thousands of organizations in the state have signed up to participate, including the Orlando and Central Florida area.

If you don’t have a specific cause in mind, may we suggest the following organizations we feel do a lot of good in Central Florida:

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Taste! Central Florida Announces Over 40 Participants for 2019 Event @TasteCFL

2019 Taste! Central Florida

Taste! Central Florida, one of my fave foodie charity events, is coming up on September 14, 2019, and they have just announced over 40 participants will take part this year.

Among the restaurants, chefs, culinary teams, and caterers who will be offering delicious food and beverage samples to attendees of the 2019 Taste! Central Florida are:

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Out and About: Taste! Central Florida Offers Great Food and Drink for a Local Cause

Taste! Central Florida Offers Great Food and Drink for a Local Cause

This weekend the annual Taste! Central Florida took place, and it was an evening of great food and drink which raised funds for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and the Coalition for the Homeless.

The numbers have yet to come in, but it’s safe to say the event raised a lot of money that will stay in Central Florida to help those in need.

Since I can’t report on the numbers, I’m going to list my choices for favorites at the event. Keep in mind I have food allergies so I couldn’t try everything. But of the dishes I tried, here’s my most memorable:

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Swamp Sistas Host La La Summer Hope For Kids Volunteer Party at Second Harvest Food Bank May 3

The Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle are kicking off their La La Summer initiative

The Swamp Sistas Songwriters Circle are kicking off their La La Summer Hope For Kids initiative with a Volunteer Party at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida on May 3, 2017.

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Taste of the Nation Becomes Taste! Central Florida and Sets a 2017 Date

Taste! Central Florida

Central Florida foodies take note: one of the year’s best events, Taste of the Nation, is now Taste! Central Florida, and it will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott on August 19.

With the new name comes a new local focus, with the event now featuring an extensive lineup of local celebrity chefs and eateries, and highlighting local farmers, food purveyors, brewers and distilleries.

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