Category: Summer Food Program

Summer Food Program Serves 75,000 Meals in June

SFSP July 2016Our summer food program got off to a quick start in June, serving 75,000 meals to approximately 2,400 youngsters.

This program closes the nutritional gap when kids lack access to school cafeterias.

Our newly expanded fleet of 7  mobile units (retrofitted trailers, fully equipped to hold and serve hot meals,) continue to pull up at over 35 locations, providing quick and nutritious, freshly prepared hot meals.

The program continues through August 8. To see our locations, click here.



Summer Food Program Kicks Off

SFSP 2016 1Across Central Florida, students eagerly look forward to summer vacation, but for many children from low income families, summertime means losing access to school cafeterias and the nutritious well-balanced meals they regularly receive.

During summer, many struggling families have to spend more money on food and make tougher household budgetary decisions.

The Summer Food Program is designed to help children and families by providing a seamless nutritional continuum bridging the seasonal gap in the National School Lunch Program.

For the eighth consecutive year, Second Harvest Food Bank will seamlessly transition from its Kids Cafe Afternoon Meal Program (AMP) to The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

The summer program allows us to provide free, nutritious, prepared meals to children ages 18 and under while school cafeterias are closed.


Free Food for Children This Summer

Summer Food Sites 2016The Summer Food Child Feeding Program starts June 9th.

This is your opportunity to partner with us to help feed needy children while school is out for summer break.

Second Harvest Food Bank is actively seeking sites in Seminole, Orange and Osceola counties.

FREE lunches, snacks and breakfasts can be delivered to your site during the approximately 50 days of summer.

If you are interested, please contact us  We will then provide more information and an application form.

For more information on the Summer Food Program, follow this link:


The Art of Midway’s Kids Cafe

Midway Safe Harbor is just that, a sheltered cove of hope for children in this Sanford community.

Midway ArtOur after school feeding partnership began in 2008. Fast forward thousands upon thousands of meals later, and in 2011 Midway doubled down by joining us to serve children during the summer.

This past June we asked the youngsters to put on their artistic and creative hats by encouraging them to draw on rectangular trays.

A blank canvas is a playground for a child’s imagination.

We underestimated the sheer volume of artwork that would come our way. Pictured are just a few.

We thank Community Educator John Coleman and the rest of Midway’s dedicated staff and volunteers.

We especially thank the youngsters for taking the time to express themselves.