Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Highlights Summer BreakSpot Program
By Space Coast Daily // June 8, 2023
The Summer Break Spot Program provides free, nutritious meals for children under 18 years of age throughout the summer.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – To help ensure that Florida children have access to wholesome meals during summer break, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services partners with schools and organizations to provide free meals to kids and teens from low-income areas.
The Summer BreakSpot Program provides meals at no cost to children 18 and under, while schools are closed for the summer. There are several ways to find a Summer BreakSpot site:
■ Dial 2-1-1
■ Text “FoodFL” to 304-304
■ Visit SummerBreakSpot.org
Summer BreakSpot sites include open sites and camps (residential and non-residential.) Open sites are sites where meals are available to all children in the area on a first-come, first-served basis.
Acceptance and participation requirements for the program are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.
Summer BreakSpot is part of the National Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA.) For more information, please visit: SummerBreakSpot.org.
In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.