A Full Summer

A FULL SUMMER 2017 is in the history books! And we set a record this year! 61,560 meals prepared by 250+ volunteers in under 2 hours.
We are grateful to the volunteers, donors, Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Godby High School/Leon County Schools and
presenting sponsors First Baptist Church and St. John's Episcopal Church.
Thanks to each of you, thousands of school children and their families will have A FULL SUMMER!
We will be posting pictures from this year's event to our Facebook page, so be sure to check it out.

If you are interested in participating in next year's A FULL SUMMER event,
please check this website in early April. Spots will open up and fill quickly, so be sure to get in on the fun as quickly as possible.

Cooking PotTomato GirlWhat is A FULL SUMMER?

A FULL SUMMER is a food packaging event that will bring together volunteers prepared to donate time and money to package meals for the hungry and food insecure in our local area. This is an extraordinary event of giving and caring where neighbors, congregations, memberships, work groups,and communities — anyone of any age or background can participate and extend love to those in need.

Why do we do this each summer?

No child should ever go hungry. Yet one in four children in the Big Bend Area are food insecure. Summer is particularly challenging because school-based free and reduced lunch programs are not available. Summer is also a time when extreme weather can wreak havoc in our area, often displacing children and their families or causing power outages that result in food loss. The purpose of A FULL SUMMER is to bridge the gap for these children and their families. Meals prepared at A FULL SUMMER are distributed by Second Harvest of the Big Bend to low-income children and families in the 11-county Big Bend community. By participating in A FULL SUMMER, we are making a difference in a child's life by ensuring that he or she has nutritious meals.

When will A FULL SUMMER take place?

The 2017 "A FULL SUMMER" event will take place on June 3, 2017 from 10am to Noon at Godby High School. We have reached our maximum capacity, so registration in now CLOSED.

Who sponsors this event?

This food packaging event is supported by Leon County Schools in partnership with St. John's Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church of Tallahassee, and the generous support of volunteers and other contributors to benefit Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

St. Johns

St. John's Episcopal Church is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida located in downtown Tallahassee within walking distance from the state capitol building. Learn more...

Hope 2 The Hungry Event

First Baptist Church of Tallahassee is located downtown, two blocks from the capitol building. It is a regional church involved in many activities in the community and around the world. Learn more...

Second harvest

Second Harvest of the Big Bend is the food bank that distributes over 6.2 million pounds of food every year, equaling 5.2 million meals, for those in need. Learn more...

Apple guyHow to participate?

Registration for the 2017 A FULL SUMMER event is now FULL! Since there is limited space in the Godby Cafeteria, we will NOT be able to accomodate walk-ins on.

But we want everyone who has a desire to support this extraordinary event to have that opportunity. So, please consider making a donation in whatever amount that you can. No donation is too small and any amount raised above and beyond the cost of the food needed for this event will go directly to Second Harvest of the Big Bend.

You can send a check made payable to "A FULL SUMMER" to:

St.John's Episcopal Church
211 North Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL  32301  

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For More Information

For more information contact Laurye Messer at 850-893-0602