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My love is like a… pallet of produce. Do Good Date Night partners up with non profits like Second Harvest of Central Florida, where couples sort produce on their date. Photo: Matthew Peddie
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Intersection: Do Good Date Night


It’s Valentines Day, which means big business for restaurants. But some couples are opting to combine a date with an activity that gives back. Do-Good Date night founder Kristen Manieri joins Sasha Hausman from Second Harvest of Central Florida and quiz master Curtis Earth for a conversation about dates that include some volunteering.
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Food Bank Aims to Start Training Program for Local Non Profits


Central Florida’s largest food bank says there’s a need for better training for local food assistance programs. Last year Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida distributed more than 60 million pounds of groceries to about 550 food assistance programs. Vice President of development Greg Higgerson says as the need grows, there’s a risk of a bottleneck at those local organizations. “As we look to the future here in Central Florida of hunger relief, we not only have to look at how can we get more food out but we also have to look at how can we make our network of providers out there stronger,” says Higgerson. Some of the challenges for smaller non profits include finding adequate storage and …
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