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Summer BreakSpot offering free nutritious meals to kids throughout Florida during the summer

Posted at 12:53 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 12:53:47-04

FLORIDA — Making sure every child in Florida has healthy food to eat during the summer is the goal of Summer BreakSpot.

Beginning June 3, kids ages 18 and under can get free nutritious meals at several locations throughout Florida. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Wednesday a nationwide extension of another key flexibility for USDA’s child nutrition programs. This waiver allows local partners, who have been working overtime serving meals to kids during the health crisis, the ability to continue serving free meals to all children – regardless of where they live – for the remainder of the summer.

The meals include:

  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • Snacks
  • Supper

"At almost all sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal," according to the Summer BreakSpot website.

To find a location, visit Summer BreakSpot's meal site locator, text “FoodFL” to 877-877 or dial 2-1-1.

To learn more about Summer BreakSpot, visit https://www.summerbreakspot.org/.