Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Activates Children’s Meals Website
By Space Coast Daily // March 17, 2020
Including in Brevard County, there are 934 active BreakSpot sites statewide
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services activated their Summer BreakSpot website, where families can find free meals for children under 18 during the current coronavirus school closures.
The Summer Food Service Program, also known as Summer BreakSpot, provides free meals to children under 18 while school is out.
The meal locations may be found at Summerbreakspot.org
Including in Brevard County, there are 934 active BreakSpot sites statewide.
The number of locations will steadily increase as the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services approves additional BreakSpot site applications.
Users should check the open dates on the map, however, as some locations will not be active during the Spring Break week.
“Social distancing and avoiding crowded areas, like school cafeterias, are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19,” said the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in a press release.
“But we can’t let Florida’s children go hungry in the meantime. That’s why we’re activating our Summer BreakSpot locations, to offer families an alternative way to find healthy, nutritious meals.
For many children, these meals will be the only meals they can count on, so we’re encouraging families to take advantage of this service.”
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is the state agency that funds Florida’s school lunch program, through $1.3 billion in federal funding.
Floridians can visit SummerBreakSpot.FreshFromFlorida.com, enter their address, and search up to 50 miles to find participating free meal locations near them.
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