40 percent of people served by Second Harvest Heartland are children. And while many of these children receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year, they are left with little or no food when school lets out for the summer.
To bring awareness to the prevalence of child hunger, Second Harvest Heartland has teamed up with Hope for the City and the Emergency Food Shelf Network to support 5 Eyewitness News Summer Harvest for Kids campaign. Throughout the summer KSTP will broadcast stories that show the changing face of hunger and will hold phone banks to raise money for lunch programs. They will also feature events happening in the community that support hunger relief.
To learn about what Second Harvest Heartland is doing to fight childhood hunger this summer:
Through the support of the community, every child facing hunger can have the summer they are supposed to: happy, healthy and free from hunger.