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A Spoon Full of Hope Debuts New Edible Cookie Dough – benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

Just in time for the holidays – Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida recently added a new “eat or heat” cookie dough to its signature product line, A Spoon Full of Hope

The edible cookie dough comes in three different flavors: Chip Wreck’d (chocolate chip), Oat of This World (oatmeal raisin) and Peanut Butter Quake (peanut butter). 

I tasted these recently during a special event at the kitchen at Second Harvest and they were truly fantastic – Chef Jill Holland and team have really created something special with this new line.

Chef Jill Holland at Second Harvest Food Bank

I hope our readers look into ordering these great gifts for the holiday season for their families, friends, and colleagues in the corporate world. Full disclosure – I serve on the board of directors for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Amy Thompson of Orlando Sentinel showcasing one of the newly baked cookies

One hundred percent of A Spoon Full of Hope’s proceeds directly supports Second Harvest’s no-cost 16-week Culinary Training Program, which provides qualified individuals with the culinary and life skills training to pursue a sustainable career in the food service industry. More than 425 students have graduated since the program started in 2013. 

“Second Harvest has a longstanding history of being a change-maker – and we must adapt and innovate if we want to continue tackling the root causes of hunger head-on,” said Derrick Chubbs, President and CEO. “The creation of the Culinary Training Program, followed by the development of a sustainable revenue stream to help fund it, are just two examples of how Second Harvest is more than a traditional food bank.”

Additional information:

  • Edible cookie dough sales begin Monday, November 7 at
  • 16 oz. costs around $15.
  • An 8 oz. option will be available for purchase at the start of December and the price point will be around $10.

This is the second expansion for A Spoon Full of Hope since launching in October 2018 with a tomato basil soup, four flavors of locally sourced honey and a classic shortbread cookie. Last year, Second Harvest introduced three new shortbread cookie flavors: Strawberry Lemonade, Cranberry Pistachio and Chai.

“The success that A Spoon Full of Hope has seen in its first four years would not be possible without our loyal customers,” said Nancy Brumbaugh, Chief Food Service Officer at Second Harvest. “Our team is already building on that success by brainstorming new ideas for continued growth of the brand.”

Purchases of A Spoon Full of Hope products can be made online or by visiting any of the 10 retailers that currently sell items in local stores. Consumers can buy products individually, in bulk or as part of a gift basket by visiting

For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida and its Culinary Training Program, visit

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 more than 500 local nonprofit feeding partners throughout Central Florida. Through the help of food and financial donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributes enough food for a quarter of a million meals every day to the six-county service area. Feeding our neighbors facing hunger is only the beginning. By investing in job training programs, advocating for access to nutritious foods, and inspiring our community to get involved, SHFBCF is leaning into the root causes of hunger and transforming lives. With the support of our Central Florida community, Second Harvest Food Bank is feeding inspiration, change, achievement, health — and families facing hunger.  To learn more about SHFBCF, visit

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