Summer usually signals a care-free break from school, but for thousands of kids across Central Florida, it also means empty bellies. Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida partners with 100 summer feeding sites to provide the nutritious meals kids need to grow and thrive in the summer months. Meals are provided free of charge to all kids under 18, no questions asked.
WESH 2 News recently visited Midway Safe Harbor in Sanford. This community center runs a summer camp program and provides meals to kids at the camp, and many others who live in the neighborhood.
In the story, Quinn Byrd, director at Midway Safe Harbor, explains that many of the parents rely on this program so they can work and provide for their children the best they can, often working two jobs. He explains, “If it weren’t for programs like this, these kids wouldn’t eat.”
Thelisha Thomas says the program is another layer of security for herself and her son, Malik. She has found a great deal of support and relief saying, “I know he’s going to have a sound breakfast here and a great lunch.”
Your support is providing hope and stability in what can be an otherwise uncertain time for kids and families. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of families, like Thelisha and Malik’s.