Summer Spells Hunger for Many Kids
Orange County Partners with Second Harvest for its Summer Camps
Across Central Florida, students have been enjoying summer vacation, but for some children, summertime means losing access to school cafeterias and the nutritious well-balanced meals they regularly receive.
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida partners with 100 summer-feeding sites to provide the nutritious meals kids need to grow and thrive in the summer months. Meals are provided free of charge to all kids under 18, no questions asked.
In fact, the nonprofit partners with Orange County Parks & Recreation Division to provide both breakfast and lunch to 13 of its summer camp programs, including at Barnett Park to Bithlo to Meadow Woods sites.
More than 60 percent of Central Florida kids qualify for free or reduced lunch, but only about 9 percent of those kids participate in a summer meal program. That’s why the need to support food outreach programs is so important in the summer months.
Visit Second Harvest Food Bank’s website to learn more about how your support can help during the summer months.
Photo Caption: Orange County summer campers at the Orlo Vista site eating lunch provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.