Summer Meals Matter: What does it look like at a Second Harvest Summer Meal Site?

Updated: Aug 26, 2019

As summer break quickly approaches, Second Harvest is revisiting some of the stories we have told from our summer meal sites across Northwest North Carolina. This one is located in Guilford County.

“Milk!” Leonard Community Recreation Center Director Linda Marsh calls a gentle reminder across the hall; she is keeping a watchful eye on the lunchline. A little girl hears her and steps back to the serving table and picks up a milk carton, balancing it on her lunch tray precariously as she walks to join her friends.

There are about 50 children gathered here today at one of Second Harvest Food Bank’s summer meal sites; they are sitting in chairs around long tables chatting between bites.