Chick-fil-A Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Second Harvest Food Bank
Tallahassee, FL – To help alleviate child hunger in the Big Bend region, Chick-fil-A Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to Second Harvest food bank. The funds will aid Second Harvest in supporting the food bank’s child nutrition programs.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, child food insecurity rates in the Big Bend have surged from 21% to 31%, with 31,000 children struggling each day to find their next meal. In Leon County, child hunger has increased 56% during the past seven months.
“The need is great, and Second Harvest has responded by expanding existing child nutrition programs including our Backpack and Afterschool Meals programs, and also by extending our summer Food on the Move program to serve kids throughout the school year. Chick-fil-A Foundation’s generous support will help ensure that Second Harvest can continue providing these essential programs to our community’s children,” said Monique Van Pelt, CEO of Second Harvest food bank.
To learn more about Second Harvest, volunteer at the food bank or make a food or monetary donation, visit www.FightingHunger.org.
About Chick-fil-A Foundation
Our mission: To nourish the potential in every child
The Chick-fil-A Foundation is the corporate foundation of Chick-fil-A, Inc. A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation’s purpose is to lead the company’s commitment to support organizations dedicated to the issues of hunger, homelessness and education. To date the Chick-fil-A Foundation has donated $52 million to organizations impacting the local communities Chick-fil-A serves.
About Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Second Harvest food bank’s mission is to feed the hungry in the Big Bend through a network of partner agencies, and to educate and engage the community in the fight to end hunger. One in five people face hunger in the Big Bend. Fight hunger in your community! Visit www.FightingHunger.org for information.