To help alleviate summer hunger, food pantries throughout the nation are implementing a variety of strategies to encourage the families they serve to select the nutritious foods they need to lead active, healthy lives
Each year, the USDA recognizes new, innovative practices for improving the reach and impact of SFSP and suggests community partners who might be able help. This year the focus is working within hospitals and health care centers.
While more than 60 percent of children in Florida qualify for free or reduced lunch, only about 9 percent participate in feeding programs. However, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is able provide breakfast and lunch to more than 3,000 children a day.