United Way Volunteers “Share the Love” on Valentine’s Day by Fighting Hunger


2013-Wordpress---Share-the-Love-blogHeart of Florida United Way volunteers recently joined together to “Share the Love” on Valentine’s Day by serving individuals and families affected by hunger and homelessness throughout Osceola, Orange and Seminole counties.

United Way’s Volunteer Resource Center organized the “Share the Love” project, which included activities such as sorting food donations, serving meals to homeless families and creating snack packs for at-risk youth.

Publix Super Markets associates and Target employees were among the 116 volunteers who donated nearly 300 hours of community service. Other volunteers included office staff for State Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, and Rep. Karen Castor Dentel, D-Maitland.

“We are happy to have addressed a small portion of the 55,000 Central Floridians who are dealing with food and housing insecurity,” said Traci Blue, director of the Volunteer Resource Center. “Our volunteers enjoyed the opportunity to spend Valentine’s Day sharing their love with people who really need it. “

Click here to view photos on our Facebook page from the event.

United Way thanks the following partner agencies who participated in the event:

•           Second Harvest Food Bank

•           Catholic Charities

•           BETA Center

•           Salvation Army

•           Edgewood Children’s Ranch

•           Together for Tomorrow

•           Osceola Council on Aging

•           Family Promise

•           Fern Creek Elementary

•           Coalition for the Homeless

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