A Full Summer

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 2019 "A FULL SUMMER" event will take place on June 1 from 10am to Noon at Godby High School.

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?

The assembly event is manned by volunteers and we ask each volunteeer to raise or donate $50. This covers the cost of the food you will assemble. A $50 donation will cover the cost of producing 200 meals -- our goal for each volunteer during the two-hour shift.

NOTE: Due to the amazing response to our call for volunteers, registration has TEMPORARILY been closed to allow the organizers to assess the number of volunteer spots remaining. Please check back to this website in the near future.

Of course, you can still make a DONATION and no donation is too small. 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.


(Note: You DO NOT need a PayPal account to make a donation online; PayPal is simply processing our contributions. Select PayPal as your payment method, but you can choose to Pay By Credit Card... and "No Thanks" to the offer to open a PayPal account.



If you prefer snail mail, you can send a check payable to "A FULL SUMMER" mailed to: St. John's Episcopal Church, 211 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL  32301  Attn:  A FULL SUMMER. 

For More Information

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