PDQ Helps Donate $20,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank

Oct 29
Last month, PDQ and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida partnered to help raise money for those in need in Central Florida. Thanks to the generosity of guests to all eight of PDQ’s Orlando area locations, PDQ CEO and Co-Founder Nick Reader presented a check for $20,000 to Veronica Jaramillo Mucha, Events Specialist for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, at PDQ's Orlando SODO location.

The donation included 100 percent of all money raised to assist those in need in the local community, as well as thousands of dollars in food for the food bank to distribute locally.

“We are so thankful to PDQ for this partnership to continue to help us in our commitment to help make sure that as much food as possible can reach those who are struggling,” said Greg Higgerson, Chief Development Officer. 
“We are proud to partner with our friends at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, who make a tremendous impact in the local community,” said Nick Reader, PDQ CEO and Co-Founder. “Their support is critical during this time of need and we are excited our guests and Team Members can show we are People Dedicated to Quality and make a difference with this initiative.”

PDQ has eight Orlando area locations:
Altamonte Springs - 875 W. State Road 436. Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
Clermont - 1660 E. Highway 50. Clermont, FL 34711
Hunter's Creek - 14000 S. John Young Parkway. Orlando, FL 32837
Lake Nona - 11906 Narcoossee Rd. Orlando, FL 32832
Sanford - 1610 Rinehart Rd. Sanford, FL 32771
SODO - 3187 S. Orange Avenue. Orlando, FL 32806
Winter Park - 925 S. Orlando Avenue. Winter Park, FL 32789
UCF/Waterford - 12195 East Colonial Drive. Orlando, FL 32826

All locations are open for dine-in, To-Go, drive-thru, delivery and catering from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week.

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed enough food for 76 million meals to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. In addition to helping feed the line of our neighbors who need help, Second Harvest also transforms dozens of lives directly every year.  Economically-challenged adults who graduate from our 16-week culinary training program are placed in ‘better than minimum wage’ jobs that set them and their families on a path to self-sustainability.  Yet another important activity helps connect people who are eligible to receive SNAP food assistance benefits with the resources they need to access the program and get help. For more information, please visit