Manatee County Schools summer food program starts today

Manatee County Schools summer food program starts today
Summer BreakSpot (Source: Manatee County Schools)

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WWSB) - The School District of Manatee County Food and Nutrition Services kicked off its summer food program for kids in need!

For 13 years, the Summer BreakSpot program has been helping provide nourishment for Manatee County children during the long summer months. This program provides free meals for kids at multiple locations starting on June 1.

This service is not based on income status and all kids and teens, 18 and under, will be able to participate. This program was designed by the U.S.D.A to ensure that children have access to nutrition during the summer. Kids can pick up food at the drive-thru sites at 23 schools, Monday – Friday, serving 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Quick Grab n’ Go meals will be available for drive-up or walk-up. Children must be present to receive the meals at any of the locations.

Meals will also be delivered by 3 mobile feeding buses and 2 mobile “Caboose” food vehicles (provided in partnership by Tropicana), to multiple locations in Bradenton and Palmetto.

FIND THE NEAREST SUMMER BREAKSPOT LOCATION NEAR YOU:

CALL: 211

TEXT: FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211

VISIT: SummerFoodFlorida.org

For more information about the Summer BreakSpot contact the Food & Nutrition Services Office (941) 739-5700 or visit ManateeSchoolFood.net.

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