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.
Nielsen partnered with Feeding America for Map the Meal Gap to understand not just what hunger looks like at the county level, but also to gain a better understanding of the impact of hunger on our communities.
160 Feeding America network members ventured to the sunshine state for the very first Fresh Produce Summit—Feeding America’s two-day event dedicated to our efforts to secure and distribute more fruits and vegetables to people in need.
The mothers, fathers, grands, aunts, uncles, sibs and kids served by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida network of partner agencies are people who usually live with more than just the stress of hunger.