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Child Nutrition Program

America's Second Harvest of the Big Bend has several programs to meet the needs of children. 33% of the people we serve are children.

1 in 4 Children in the Big Bend struggles daily with hunger. In January 2012, the Tallahassee Democrat published an article on this hidden epidemic. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE.

BackPack Program

Provides 835 bags of food every week to children during the weekend in Leon, Gadsden, Jackson and Taylor Counties.

Summer Food Program

Provides a nutritious meal and snack to children at sponsored sites who might otherwise go hungry. By providing meals during the summer months, we ensure that children continue to have a stable source of food for their nourishment and growth. In 2012 the Summer Food Program provided more than 18,000 meals and snacks to children in need.

Afterschool Meal Program

Helps feed children in the Big Bend at local community centers and churches afterschool September - May.