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On Saturday, June 4, 2022 we hosted our 10th Annual food packing event and we packed 5000 bags of nutritious snacks, each with a note from A FULL SUMMER handwritten by a volunteer onsite. Second Harvest is taking our snacks and distributing them to agencies that host children during the summer. Thanks to your support, we are also underwriting the monitoring fee for the Hope 24/7 Food Locker at Sabal Palm Elementary for one year, and we are sponsoring our 8 Leon County School food pantries through the 2023-2024 school year!

Mark your calendars! The next A FULL SUMMER Snack Pack will be Saturday, June 3, 2023!

Virtual Event funds 8 food pantries AND purchases refrigerators and freezers for local school

Despite the pandemic and our need to host a virtual event, donations to A FULL SUMMER continued to come in and thanks to you, we raised $39,267.70! As a result, we are sponsoring 8 pantries for 2 years!

"A Full Summer" looks to provide meals for children

(Tallahassee Democrat, 2019) Three hundred volunteers from the community all teamed up to assemble meals to help "A Full Summer" feed children during the summer break. During Saturday's event, the volunteers packaged more than 60,000 meals that Second Harvest of the Big Bend will distribute to summer programs at recreation centers and churches.

"A Full Summer" Packs Thousands of Meals for Hungry Kids and Families

(WFSU, 2018) There were 300 volunteers for A Full Summer – so many they filled the Godby High School cafeteria on Saturday. Churches and law firms competed to pack the most meals. This year the assembly project, which began in 2011, added a canned food drive for a total of 63,000 meals provided to Second Harvest of the Big Bend over the weekend. Organizer Laurye Messer says she'd been surprised to learn that Leon ranks third-highest for food insecurity of all Florida's 67 counties.