At a ceremony last Thursday, the National Association of Counties (NACo) recognized the innovative public-private partnership between Second Harvest Food Bank and Orange County Parks and Recreation. In mid-2015, both parties began work on a long-term strategy to provide daily nutritious meals to children and youth attending twelve after school […]

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Our summer food program is off to a hot start with 93 locations in six counties participating between May 30th and July 7th. In the first week alone, 25,723 breakfasts, lunches and snacks were served. As of July 7th, the program’s 5th week and halfway point, approximately 125,000 total meals […]

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Last Monday, June 5th, our 10th annual, award-winning, Summer Food Program for Children began distributing hot lunches, breakfasts, and snacks to kids living in low-income areas across Central Florida. During the long summer recess, children are unable to participate in the free school lunch program since cafeterias are closed. That’s when […]

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Our organization quickly embraced America’s Second Harvest’s (what is now Feeding America) Kids Cafe Program soon after it was conceived in 1993. Since then, over 60 different locations in four counties have benefited from this prepared meal program. Since 1993, over 2.2 million meals have been served. 33% of those […]

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Our Summer Food Program for Children has never experienced such maneuverable mobility! We accelerated our pace by serving almost 175,000 freshly prepared breakfasts, hot lunches and snacks to youngsters in underserved areas who were on school vacation. All that in a mere 46 days! Approximately 94 different locations in 5 […]

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Across Central Florida, students eagerly look forward to summer vacation, but for many children from low income families, summertime means losing access to school cafeterias and the nutritious well-balanced meals they regularly receive. During summer, many struggling families have to spend more money on food and make tougher household budgetary […]

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