Community & Services

Volunteers holding fresh produce from indoor garden

Center to Community Gardens: Feeding the Region

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), in partnership with Centerplate and Urban Smart Farms, continues to support the region through the donation of fresh herbs and produce from the OCCC’s Center-to-Table Gardens. These efforts help to ensure that nutritious meals are accessible to families across Orange County during these trying times. To date, the OCCC has supported the […]

Doubling Last Year’s Donations: Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive

The community came together for the Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive, showcasing their kindness and generosity. More than 10,000 toys were collected for families...

The Show Must Go On: Orange County Helps Local Arts Organizations During Pandemic

One on the hardest-hit groups during the COVID-19 pandemic has been the arts and culture community, from large performance groups like the Orlando City...

2020 Oath of Office Ceremony

County Commissioners at the Orange County Convention Center. It was a socially distanced event with a little over 70 guests in attendance. District 1...

Individual and Family Assistance Program: Top 5 Reasons For Denials and How to Fix Them the Next Time you Apply

To better assist residents who have had their applications denied for the Orange County CARES Act Program for Individuals and Families, program staff have...

Orange County Animal Services to Hold Second Pet Food Giveaway

Drive-thru Aimed at Residents Impacted by COVID-19 Orange County Animal Services is preparing to make available more than three tons of FREE pet food...

Affordable Housing for Low-Income Seniors Opens Near Pine Hills

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and Orange County District 2 Commissioner Christine Moore recently attended the grand opening of The Preserve at Emerald...

Orange County Holds its Annual Great Oaks Village Holiday Kickoff Program to Raise Funds for Foster Children and Young Adults

Great Oaks Village, which has stood as a beacon of hope for close to 100 years, is an Orange County residential foster group home....

Protecting Children: Orange County Public Works Installs Raised Crosswalks at Most Dangerous School Crossings

It’s a frightening sight: a car or truck speeding through school crossings with students nearby. Based on complaints from parents and school officials, Orange...

Local CARES Act Funding Helps Feed Orange County Families

Food insecurity in Central Florida is estimated to be at a historic high due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with nearly one in five residents...