This USDA subsidized program allows us to provide free, nutritious, prepared meals to children ages 18 and under while school cafeterias are closed.
Community centers, summer camps, churches and other nonprofit organizations may participate. Additionally, for-profit, low income residential complexes may also host sites.
This summer we will sponsor sites in four counties as we expand into Brevard.
The program will operate from June 2nd through August 15th – for a total of 53 days. Since becoming sponsors in 2008, Second Harvest Food Bank, in partnership with over 60 sites, has served more than 304,401 meals. Lunches and healthy snacks will be available daily at approximately 28 locations.
The Summer Food Service Program:
o Helps feed hungry children and teens.
o Attracts more youngsters to activities that help them learn in a safe environment during summer months.
o Helps parents stretch food dollars.
o Saves money on food so that community-based organizations can provide additional programming or serve more children.
o Gives children and teens a chance to interact with peers, participate in organized activities, and be physically active.
As of today, we are at capacity. Nonetheless, we still seek to partner with low-income residential complexes where needy or displaced families live.
If you’d like to be considered as a potential site should an opportunity present itself, please complete the following survey questionnaire. We cannot reply to all inquiries.
The school districts are the largest sponsors. You can reach them by following these links.
To learn more about the Summer Food Program: http://www.summerfoodflorida.org/
Video: USDA Summer Food Overview
If you are a parent or guardian that wishes to locate a serving location for children, click on the links below.
Second Harvest’s locations operate as “open sites”. All children 18 and under are welcome.
Childhood Hunger Programs Manager