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Learning doesn’t end when school lets out; neither does the need for good nutrition! Kids in Florida under the age of 18 are able to receive free, nutritious meals like breakfast, lunch and snacks through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Second Harvest Food Bank hosts more than 60 sites each summer.
View our 2016 Summer Food Locations here. Please continue to check back to see our most updated list.
Last summer, for the first time ever, the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen at Second Harvest started supplying 38 feeding sites with healthy, wholesome meals. The majority of these meals were prepared by our Meals for Good service. Using refrigerated trucks, deliveries were made daily to day cares, summer camps, and other programs for children. Last Summer we also had a mobile unit that delivered meals to kids that live in mobile home communities and apartment complexes. This helped meet the need of those kids who are unable to attend summer camps or other programs. The mobile unit reached children that are often left home to take care of themselves, or don't have access to a summer meal site.
In addition to our 40 sites, we partnered with vendors to serve 27 additional sites through Brevard, Seminole, and other rural Orange County areas typically known as food deserts. This partnership helps reach children that are out of the traditional delivery range for most programs, either due to school districts or programs unable to provide service because of low enrollment.
Though over 60% of Central Florida kids qualify for free or reduced lunch, only about 9% of those kids participate in the summer feeding program. That is still too many kids at risk of being hungry and not having the adequate nutrition they need. Since the program began in 2008, Second Harvest has provided more than 394,730 summer meals to kids in our community.