JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - On Saturday, Nov. 6, Second Harvest North Florida will participate in the Arlington Community Celebration to showcase programs and services that can help the residents, schools, organizations, businesses, community leaders in meaningful ways such as education and lifelong learning, arts and culture, financial recovery and job placement, crisis prevention and intervention, fitness and health, environmental responsibility, social connectivity, family support and spiritual healing and fulfillment.
As one of a host of events and activities designed to entertain and educate resident of all ages, the Arlington Chef Competition will spotlight two student teams from Terry Parker High School’s Culinary Academy. The teams will visit Second Harvest’s warehouse on Wednesday, Nov. 3, to choose healthy ingredients to create their dishes for the competition. Their tour will help them understand Second Harvest’s role in ending hunger in their community and give them an opportunity to learn how to prepare an appetizing meal from donated food – something that many struggling parents in our community are faced with doing every day for their own families.
A panel of celebrity judges, including Chef Jessica Bright; Staci Spanos, Channel 4; Dan Scanlan, The Florida Times-Union; Jomo Wilson, The Jacksonville Sharks; Gene Jernigan, president of the Arlington Lions and a platinum sponsor of the event; Peyton Porter, Subaru Jacksonville/Orange Park and a gold sponsor for the event; Karen Rieley, Second Harvest North Florida and co-sponsor of the food competition; and James Sweet, Save A Lot and also co-sponsor, will cast their votes for the best dish.