We Feed Kids

Child Hunger

The number one goal at Second Harvest is to end child hunger. With 155,000 children in our region at risk of hunger every day, we have developed several key initiatives to help “feed kids.”


Kids Cafe

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 40 Kids Cafe sites, feeding thousands of children daily throughout our region. For more information or to donate to this program, please send email to Jess Hudson (jhudson@secondharvest.org) or call us at 704-376-1785.


Backpack Program

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 200,000 backpacks annually at over 200 distribution sites 17 counties that the Food Bank serves. For more information about supporting child feeding programs, please send us an email at jhudson@secondharvest.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.  For more information on this program, please send us an email at jhudson@secondharvest.org 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 jhudson@secondharvest.org or call us at 704-376-1785.


Our Neighbors In Need Are Counting On You

©2018 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
500-B Spratt Street  •  Charlotte, NC 28206

Phone: (704) 376-1785 • Fax: (704) 342-1601



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Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 56-1352593
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