“Five to Thrive” Babies and Toddlers Food Drive Donations Accepted through End of June


Baby pic2More than 18,200 children in Orange County from birth to age 5 don’t receive the nutrition they need. “Five to Thrive” is an Orange County-based initiative that is focused on informing the public of the hunger epidemic that is faced daily by thousands of infants and toddlers.

Orange County Family Services is working to collect donations from the community to help meet the needs of young children.

WHAT:            Orange County Family Service Food Drive

Baby Food Donations should include: powdered infant milk or soy-based formulas, baby cereal, baby fruits, baby vegetables and baby meats (no meat sticks).

Toddler Food Donations should include: white whole milk, 1 percent or skim milk or shelf-stable soy milk, canned fruits, preferably packed in juice with no added sugar, canned vegetables, preferably low sodium with no salt added, canned beans, black eyed peas, pigeon peas and garbanzos.

WHEN:                       Donations accepted until the end of June 2015

WHERE:           Food Donation Box Locations:

                        Orange County Family Services Department: 2100 East Michigan St.

Orange County Utilities: 9150 Curry Ford Rd.

Orange County Administration Building: 201 South Rosalind Ave.

Orange County Health Services: 101 South Westmorland Dr.

Orange County Barnette: 4801 W. Colonial Dr.

Pine Hills Community Center: 6408 Jennings Rd.

Second Harvest Food Bank: 411 Mercy Dr., Orlando

History Center: 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando

Cooperative Extension: 6021 S. Conway Rd., Orlando

For more information, contact Deja Barnes at (407) 836-8905 or email Deja.Barnes@ocfl.net