School ended, Hunger has begun.
This year, the Campaign Against Summer Hunger would have returned for its 7th year from April 1st until May 15th, but due to COVID-19, we have accelerated the Campaign Against Summer Hunger. With schools closed, we have already started feeding children.
Your support is needed now, more than ever.
School closures, changes in work schedules and social isolation are layering extra burdens on our neighbors. Children have lost school meals they depend on and families are struggling with lost wages.
In Sarasota County, nearly 50 % of children participate in the free and reduced meal programs at school, and in DeSoto County, 100 % of children rely on these meals during the school year. When you include younger siblings, who are not yet in the school system this equates to 40,000 children at risk of hunger.
2020 Campaign Co-chairs: Terri Vitale and Tommy Bernstein
The Campaign Against Summer Hunger has become our community’s strongest line of defense against child hunger. All Faiths Food Bank has already started the summer food program and has mobilized partners to help feed children.
Child hunger is a problem we can solve together.
The Campaign Against Summer Hunger has become our community’s strongest line of defense against child hunger. Last year, 228 partners and programs worked together to provide 37,668 children with 3.3 million meals. For last year’s full report click here. With the compassionate help of donors, volunteers and community partners, the food bank is determined to reach even more children, with more nutritious food.
2019 Inaugural Walk to End Summer Hunger Campaign Kick Off
Last year for the inaugural Walk to End Summer Hunger, over 400 Sarasota residents and visitors gathered on March 31st to kick off the Campaign Against Summer Hunger and raise awareness of child hunger over the summer.
2020 Walk to End Summer Hunger: CANCELED