Second Harvest aims to feed children in a more holistic way to create food security for the entire family through our School Food Pantry model. This program is designed to alleviate child hunger through the provision of food to children, their families, and the immediate school community. School Food Pantries are located at, or adjacent to school properties and are intended to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to low-income students.
By working with schools to provide food to families in a variety of ways, this initiative will dramatically increase the amount of food and meals families and children will receive to address child hunger in our region. Our three highlighted programs include
- School-Site Pantries,
- School-Based Pantries, and the
- Backpack Program.
Beginning in September, we will pilot School-Based Food Pantries at five middle schools: three in Lorain City Schools; one in Clearview Local Schools (Lorain); and one in Midview Local Schools (Grafton).