Second Harvest Food Bank's Summer Feeding program provides nutritious meals to thousands of children who might otherwise go hungry in the summer months when schools are closed.
This year, Second Harvest plans to serve over 3,000 children at camp sites throughout the Greater New Orleans area. The Second Harvest Community Kitchen will produce breakfast and lunch five days each week, June 3 through August 2, 2013. The Community Kitchen staff and a team of volunteers will prepare daily meals that are both child-friendly and high in nutrition, such as scrambled eggs or muffins with fruit for breakfast, or baked chicken or red beans and rice served with sides of salad, vegetables, bread, fruit and milk for lunch.
Second Harvest Food Bank’s Summer Feeding program is possible with support from the Emeril Lagasse Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. Relationships with United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services and the Louisiana State Department of Education ensure the long term sustainability of the program. All meals served to children are reimbursed through the Louisiana Department of Education’s Summer Food Service Program.
To apply online to become a 2013 Summer Feeding site, please click here.
Click here for more information on the Summer Feeding program or contact Tanya O’Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kyle Rinne at email@example.com.