So many children are at risk of going hungry during the summer months when they do not receive breakfast and lunch at school. Thanks to your support, Second Harvest will feed thousands of children every day this summer through local food pantries and the Summer Feeding Program.
The Summer Feeding Program delivers breakfast, lunch, and nutritious snacks to dozens of community sites where children gather across our 23-parish service area. “If it weren’t for the Second Harvest Summer Feeding Program, many of our children would go hungry this summer,” Kati Callais, Terrebonne Library System Community Outreach Coordinator, told us recently. “It’s hard to describe just how amazing it is.”
She says the meals are provided by Second Harvest at no cost to the libraries, which she says, “is a Godsend.”
Three Terrebonne libraries participated in the 2017 program, and this summer seven branches host summer feeding meals. Second Harvest’s Summer Feeding partner sites are in low-income areas, where we know the meals will make a big difference.
“It’s such a delight for all the children, but we especially are glad to participate in Summer Feeding for the children that we know will not otherwise receive a healthy meal most days,” Callais said. “It’s so amazing to see what happens when we partner to provide services like this and work together.”
We are proud to provide this vital program that impacts the lives of so many children at 48 sites across South Louisiana.