How policy influences food insecurity

Second Harvest works to inform policy makers

Representatives from Second Harvest Food Bank explain what they're doing to fight issues related to hunger.
Representatives from Second Harvest Food Bank explain what they're doing to fight issues related to hunger.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Central Florida live with food insecurity. Second Harvest Food Bank is among the nonprofit organizations combating the issue first hand.

However, officials with the food bank know, it is really only dealing with the symptoms of bigger problems. To help bridges that gap Second Harvest has its own people who work with elected leaders trying to inform Florida politicians to allow them to better make positive policy and legislative changes that will help people who are struggling.

To tell us more about these efforts, News 6 sat down with Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank and Kelly Quintero, the director of advocacy and government relations for the food bank.

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About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and ClickOrlando.com. He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.