Summer Food Service Program at Second Harvest

The Summer Food Service Program gives us the opportunity to provide free, nutritious 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 in this program. Additionally, for-profit, low income residential complexes may also host summer food sites.

This summer, we hope to sponsor sites in three counties. The program will operate from June 8th through August 17th – for a total of 50 days.

Since this program commenced at Second Harvest Food Bank in 2008, 167,030 meals have been served.

To participate, a site must:

• Operate in a low-income area where 50 percent or more of the children in the local elementary, middle or high school qualify for free or reduced priced meals

• Offer adult supervision for participating children

• Be able to feed children on site

• Meet state and local health and safety standards

• Attend orientation at Second Harvest Food Bank in Orlando

The Summer Food Service Program:

• Helps Feeds hungry children and teens.

• Attracts more youngsters to activities that help them learn in a safe environment during the summer months

• Helps parents stretch food dollars

• Saves money on food so 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.

We are seeking to partner with low income residential complexes or motels where needy or displaced families live in Osceola County, specifically along the 192 corridor. If you are interested please contact us.

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

Santos Maldonado
Childhood Hunger Programs Manager

 

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