ORLANDO, Fla. (May 6, 2021) – Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Floridarecently welcomed Henry Lim to its board of directors.
A Maitland-based immigration attorney, Lim belongs to the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Florida State University before going to the University of Miami School of Law.
Lim emigrated with his family from Nicaragua and saw how his parents struggled to put food on the table – an experience that inspired lifelong advocacy for others and prompted his involvement with Second Harvest. “I understand that food insecurity affects communities of color at a higher percentage,” he said. “And the pandemic has only worsened circumstances for many of these families. I’m humbled by this opportunity to join Second Harvest’s board and help to make a difference for those in need.”
For more than a year, Second Harvest’s food distribution has been equivalent to 300,000 meals a day – double the organization’s pre-pandemic operation levels. To learn how to support the food bank, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)
SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 550 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. In the past year, with the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank has distributed enough food for 96 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition, Second Harvest’s 16-week culinary program teaches foodservice-based technical, life and employability skills to economically hard-pressed adults. Second Harvest is distributing enough food to feed 66,000 people a day. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.