Second Harvest’s Summer Food Service Program enters its Sixth Year

Summer Food Program As the end of the school year quickly approaches, Second Harvest Food Bank will seamlessly transition from its Kids Cafe afternoon program to The Summer Food Service Program.

This USDA subsidized program makes it possible for us to provide free, nutritious, prepared meals to children ages 18 and under while schools and their cafeterias are closed for the season. 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 three counties. The program will operate from June 6th through August 16th – for a total of 51 days. Since becoming sponsors in 2008, Second Harvest Food Bank, in partnership with over 60 sites, has served more than 233,600 meals. Lunches and snacks will be served daily at approximately 20 locations.

The Summer Food Service Program:
• Helps feed hungry children and teens.
• Attracts more youngsters to activities that help them learn in a safe environment during summer  months.
• Helps parents stretch food dollars.
• Saves money on food so that community-based organizations may provide additional programming or serve more children.
• Gives children and teens a chance to interact with peers, participate in organized activities, and be physically active.

Although we are no longer accepting site applications, we are still seeking to partner with a low income residential complex or motel in Osceola County where needy or displaced families live – specifically along the 192 corridor. If you are interested please contact us.

All others wishing to participate can contact their school district.
Orange County Summer Food
Seminole School District
Osceola District Campus Grille

For more information follow this link: http://www.summerfoodflorida.org/

If you are a parent or guardian that wishes to locate a serving location for children, click on the links below.

Second Harvest Summer Sites
All Florida Sites

Second Harvest’s locations operate as “open sites”. All children 18 and under are welcome to show up and eat.

Please contact me with any questions you may have about the program.

Santos Maldonado
Childhood Hunger Programs Manager

 

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