Month: June 2019

Summer Meals Matter: WXII News 12 Summer Food Drives

Second Harvest has teamed up again this summer with WXII News 12 to help fill the summer meal gap! When kids are out of school for summer, they can’t access the essential nutrients that they get from school meals and many kids– too many kids– are at risk of hunger. What’s more, family-resources are stretched thin during the summer months as families add increased childcare costs and other summer expenses to their budgets. That’s why Second Harvest and WXII work together to bring in additional food and funds to help get families through the long months of summer. Both...

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For too many children, when school ends, lunches end.

School is out for summer! But for too many children, when school ends, lunches end. Across the 18 counties that Second Harvest Food Bank serves, more than half of all school-age children -qualify to receive free or reduced priced meals at school. School lunches, and increasingly breakfasts, have become central and essential to our children’s diets. But when that final bell rings for summer break, many of these children are at risk of hunger. Every child deserves to eat. That’s why the staff at Second Harvest is hard at work. Our truck drivers and warehouse staff are moving more...

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