We Feed Kids
The number one goal at Second Harvest is to end child hunger. With 188,000 children in our region at risk of hunger every day, we have developed several key initiatives to help “feed kids.”
The Kids Cafe Program provides free meals, snacks and nutrition education to at-risk children during the school year and summer months. Second Harvest sponsors close to 50 Kids Cafe sites, feeding thousands of children daily throughout our region. For more information or to donate to this program, please send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 704-376-1785.
The Backpack Program provides a backpack full of nutritious, ready to eat or easy to prepare foods that is sent home on weekends and holidays when school meals are not available.
The Second Harvest Backpack Program provides over 150,000 backpacks annually at over 150 sites throughout our region. For more information about supporting child feeding programs, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 704-376-1785.
School-Based Mobile Pantry
This program is designed to supplement our Backpack Program at higher poverty elementary schools in our region. To help ensure that our children have enough nutritious food to eat and come to school prepared to learn, this program provides on-site food shopping for low-income families. Each pantry provides staple goods, produce, meat, eggs, whole grain breads and essential non-food items like toilet paper and diapers, on average providing 40 to 50 pounds of food per family. The Food Bank will provide over 150 school-based mobiles this year. For more information on this program, please send us an email at email@example.com or call us at 704-376-1785.
School Based Snack Programs
This program provides healthy snacks for children at low-income schools. Often these children arrive at school not having had breakfast, and these snacks help ensure they have the best chance of success in learning and breaking the cycle of poverty. To learn more about this program, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 704-376-1785.