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Summer Hope for Kids

Why Summer Matters

The financial stress of providing breakfast and lunch for growing kids while schools are closed for the summer can mean gut-wrenching decisions for local families. The COVID-19 pandemic has only increased the burdens facing families who were living paycheck to paycheck.

Thanks to your support, families with kids 18 and under can turn to Second Harvest’s 65 Summer Food Service sites for free nutritious meals all summer long. Some locations provide a hot meal Monday through Friday. Others distribute a box for families to take home with enough breakfasts and lunches for an entire week.

In addition, families can access the food they need to feed their families at local food pantries or mobile food distributions all summer long.

With your help, Central Florida families will have food on the table and hope-filled summer.

4 Ways You Can Make a Difference

Start a Virtual Food Drive

1. Start a Virtual Food Drive

Hosting a virtual food drive is a fun and easy way to engage friends, family and coworkers in a group effort to help feed kids and families this summer. Get started today!

Donate Funds

2. Donate Funds

1 in 7 Central Floridians is at risk of going to bed hungry tonight. For every $10 dollar you donate, 40 meals are distributed to kids and families facing hunger.


3. Volunteer

Sign up to help prepare meals for kids at Mercy Kitchen, or sort food donations in our warehouse. We're taking all the precautions necessary to make sure that volunteering is both safe and enjoyable for everyone.


4. Advocate

No more homework, no more more lunch? That's the reality for thousands of Central Florida children who rely on school meals. Sign the petition to let Congress know no child should go hungry when school is out.

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