2nd Harvest

Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida has challenged the University of M*ch*g@n Club of Central Florida & the B1G Ten in the 6th Annual Hunger Bowl in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  From November 1, 2018 until November 23, 2018, we will be competing to raise the donations and food supplies in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  This year we have invited other B1G Central Florida Alumni Clubs to participate with us.  


Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects and distributes donated food to more than 500 nonprofit partner agencies in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia.


The competition consist of 2 Categories.

Category 1: MOST MONEY RAISED via our Fund Raising Virtual Food Drive 

Category 2: MOST FOOD DONATED: Measured by weight

WINNER: Club that wins both categories or if there is tie, the club that raising the most money wins the tie break



The most effective ways to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida provide food for hungry children, seniors, homeless, disabled, working poor families and others in crisis is to make a financial contribution.  97.4% of all financial contributions go directly to programs feeding our hungry neighbors rather than to administration or fundraising.  For every dollar donated, Second Harvest Food Bank can provide up to $9 in food value for people in need.  Imagine having that kind of multiplier effect on your own grocery bill each week! Your gift is a powerful investment in hope.  Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRS 501(c)(3), which means your contribution may be deductible (please consult a tax professional to assess deductibility for specific contributions).  


You can also mail in your donation.  Please complete the below form and make check payable to Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.  Please mail this completed form along with your cash and check donations to: 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, Florida 32805.


1. What are Second Harvest critical item needed?

Fruits: Canned fruit (in its own juice, no sugar added varieties), dried fruit, 100% fruit juice

Vegetables: Canned vegetables (reduced salt/no salt varieties), 100% vegetable juice, spaghetti sauce

Grains: Rice, pasta, crackers (whole-grain varieties), ready-to-eat cereal (low sugar/high-fiber), oatmeal

Protein Foods: Canned meat/poultry, canned tuna/salmon (packed in water), canned/dry beans & peas (low/no salt varieties), peanut butter

Dairy/Dairy Alternatives: Nonfat dry milk, evaporated milk, soymilk

Meals: Beef stew, canned soup (reduced sodium varieties), chili, other canned meals

Other: Nutritional drinks (ex: Ensure, Boost)

Baby Food: Must be in complete, undamaged original packaging. No individual serving glass or plastic containers unless in an unopened case.

Non-food Items: Diapers, toiletries (soap, shampoo, shaving cream, etc.). Must be unopened and stored separate from food donations.

2. Where can you drop off your donations?
Donations can be dropped off at our main facility located at 411 Mercy Drive, Orlando, FL 32805, Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please come in through the entrance on Mercy Dr. and proceed straight to the loading dock area where your donation will be weighed and you will be provided with a receipt. Tell them you are participating in the Hunger Bowl and part of Ohio State Alumni Club of Central Florida.  We strongly advise you to call us before coming to drop off to make absolutely certain someone is on duty to receive your donation. Please do not leave food donations outside the door —there is a 100% chance they will be stolen before we can receive them. Please contact our main office at 407.295.1066 to confirm that we will be open.    

3.  Bring your food items to our weekly Game Day Watch Parties at Lion's Pride in Downtown Orlando and Frogger's in Altamonte Springs.