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Child Nutrition Programs

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. 

BackPack Program

The program provides over 800 bags of food every week to children in Leon, Gadsden, Madison, Wakulla, Jackson and Taylor counties through 11 partner sites. 

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. 

Afterschool Meals Program (AMP)

A program that helps feed children in the Big Bend at local community centers and churches afterschool during the school months of August through June. AMP sites have the option to serve a two-component snack or a five-component meal or both during the afterschool hours.