The Kids Snack Packs program was started in 2006 to support the educators that came to us looking for a solution to students that were coming to school sick and unable to learn on Monday because they had not eaten since their school lunch the previous Friday.
Second Harvest Food Bank partners with elementary schools that have a significant percentage of student participation in free and reduced lunch programs. Last year, 30,420 weekend food packs were provided to needy children at elementary schools. The food packs contain a variety of kid-friendly items such as cereal, shelf-stable milk and juice, fruit cups and more. These food packs of shelf stable food are all assembled at our facility by our dedicated volunteers.
Since 2006, more than 345,000 packs have been distributed – the equivalent of over one million meals. The program has been made possible by funding from Darden Restaurants, Winter Park Health Foundation, The Orlando Magic, Walmart and Kohl’s Department Stores, as well as many other generous partners.
To learn more about supporting an elementary school in your neighborhood, contact:
Cheyanna Johnson, School Market Program Manager
Phone: 407-514-1011 Email: CJohnson@feedhopenow.org