June 12, 2015
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has announced the start of a summertime initiative to promote good health among the state’s children.
Known as the 2015 Summer BreakSpot, the program will offer free nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities for children 18 and under at more than 3,600 locations.
There are several ways for parents to find a Summer BreakSpot site:
- Dial 2-1-1.
- Text “FoodFL” to 877-877.
- Download the “Nutrislice” smartphone app.
- Visit SummerFoodFlorida.org.
Last year, the program provided more than 13.5 million meals to nearly 300,000 children, continuing an increase in summer meals delivered since FDACS took over the school nutrition program in 2012.
Summer BreakSpot is funded by the U.S. government and operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Eligible sponsors, including nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, camps and local governments, serve nutritious meals and snacks without charge to low-income children under the age of 18 during the summer months.