How do children in need receive reliable, nutritious meals during the school summer break? Second Harvest Food Bank!

Second Harvest Food Bank steps up to meet this need with their Children’s Summer Feeding program. During the school year, children in the Springfield City School district receive free breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday. When school is on summer break, many families still need a source of nutritious meals for their children.

To help ensure our community’s children don’t go hungry, Community Health Foundation provided Second Harvest a grant of $30,000 for the summer feeding program’s packaged meals and a grant of $20,000 to supplement the meals with fresh fruits and vegetables. The meals are given out at multiple sites over a 10-week period; visit for more information.