2nd Harvest Launches Free Summer Campaign

Posted at 3:44 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 19:50:34-04

The Second Harvest Food Bank launched its Hunger Free Summer Campaign aiming to help students without school lunch during the summer.

School has ended, but that means school lunches which are crucial form thousands of Middle Tennessee students have also ended.

According to Second Harvest officials, more than 100,000 children in the Middle Tennessee rely on school lunches.

Kids from Project Reflect visited the food bank during the program’s launch Friday to learn from a nutritionist, plant their own seeds, and have a healthy lunch.

It was the third year that Goodall Homes has partnered with the Food Bank and said the cause was close to their hearts.

"It's special and near and dear to our heart because we realize that during the summer time it's hard for children to get those free meals that they normally would at school. So we're happy to partner with Second Harvest Food Bank to make sure that those children get fed this summer,” Rachel Overall.

Second Harvest Food Bank hoped to provide 4 million meals within the summer of 2016.