Summer Food 2017 Set to Break Records!

Second Harvest summer feeding sitesOur 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 were served to an estimated 3,500 kids.

At the current rate, we will reach our goal of 200,000 meals well before the program ends on August 11th.

Our growth has been dramatic but what’s even more remarkable is the improvement in the quality of meals and the innovative delivery methods we use to cover the large geographic footprint that comprises our service area.

Second Harvest summer feeding sitesFor the first time, we have a summer food presence in 17 cities and towns in our organization’s entire six-county service area; Osceola, Orange, Seminole, Brevard, Volusia, and Lake.

The chart below speaks for itself. In its tenth year, the program continues to grow.

Summer Food 2008 - 2017

Click here for a map of our 84 active summer food sites. While some sites have already concluded their summer schedules, even more sites will join the program as the summer progresses. In fact, by August 11th, at least 102 locations will have participated during the 10-week program!

Our program partners run the gamut from churches, community centers, day cares, summer camps, parks and recreation centers, apartment complexes, YMCAs, the Salvation Army, libraries, schools, municipal facilities and county facilities. We have never had such a large and diverse group!


Santos Maldonado
Childhood Hunger Programs Manager


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