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BreakSpot Program Offers Free Meals During Summer


Press Release: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

3,400 Summer Food Sites Reach Kids in Communities Across Florida

Tallahassee, FL - Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today the kickoff of the 2013 Summer BreakSpot program, which offers free nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities for eligible children under 18 at more than 3,400 locations across the state this summer.

"More than 1.6 million Florida children rely on school lunch throughout the school year, but our responsibility to make sure that kids get healthy meals doesn't end when school gets out for the summer," Commissioner Putnam said. "This program gives kids a place to go, have fun with friends and get something good and wholesome to eat all summer long."

Last year, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services teamed up with professional sports teams to raise awareness about Summer BreakSpot. The program provided more than 10 million meals to more than 230,000 children throughout the summer. This summer, the department is building on recent success and again partnering with the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Heat to reach kids with messages about the importance of eating healthy and information about where to find Summer BreakSpot sites in their communities.

The department is also continuing its partnership with 2-1-1, the national program that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities, to provide information about Summer BreakSpot and direct parents and children to a local BreakSpot for meals and other activities.

Summer BreakSpot is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Eligible sponsors, including nonprofit organizations, schools and local governments, serve nutritious meals and snacks free to low-income children under the age of 18 during the summer months.

Summer programs are located at approved sites that are either in low-income areas or serve children from low-income households. To learn more about the program or find locations in your county, call 2-1-1 or visit www.summerfoodflorida.org

FDACS Summer Food Program for Children

1: Orange Ave Community Center 2710 COUNTRY CLUB DR TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)877-5468 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/09/2013 Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

2: Life Deliverance Ministries 3377 JIM LEE RD TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)414-3325 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/15/2013 Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

3: Dare to Dream Young Girls Network, Inc. 820 E PARK AVE TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)728-4910 Dates: 06/03/2013 - 08/15/2013 Breakfast: 08:30 am - 09:30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

4: Church of Christ 916 PAUL RUSSELL RD TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)421-1123 Dates: 06/17/2013 - 08/09/2013 Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

5: Jack McLean Community Center 700 PAUL RUSSELL RD TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)891-3879 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/02/2013 Lunch: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Eligibility: Open Site

6: Greg McCray Boys & Girls Club 306 LAURA LEE AVE TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)656-8100 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/02/2013 Breakfast: 08:00 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

7: Bethel Christian Academy 406 N BRONOUGH ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)222-6605 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 07/26/2013 Breakfast: 08:00 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 12:30 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

8: Icamp 1414 E INDIANHEAD DR TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)575-5580 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 07/25/2013 Breakfast: 08:00 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Eligibility: Open Site

9: Friendship Primative Baptist Church 700 PUTNAM DR TALLAHASSEE, FL 32301 LEON (850)877-2678 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 07/25/2013 Breakfast: 07:30 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 10:45 am - 12:45 pm Eligibility: Open Site

10: Family Worship & Praise Center Summer Camp 1609 BRANCH ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303 LEON (850)574-3972 Ext: 28 Dates: 06/03/2013 - 08/16/2013 Breakfast: 08:30 am - 09:15 am Lunch: 12:30 pm - 01:30 pm Eligibility: Open Site

11: Kingdom Life Preparatory Academy 2532 W THARPE ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32303 LEON (850)523-4220 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 07/25/2013 Breakfast: 07:30 am - 08:00 am Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

12: Springfield 1702 JOE LOUIS ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32304 LEON (850)222-4866 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/09/2013 Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

13: Palmer Monroe Teen Center 1900 JACKSON BLUFF RD TALLAHASSEE, FL 32304 LEON (850)891-2569 Dates: 06/03/2013 - 08/09/2013 Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

14: Lawrence Gregory Community Center 1115 DADE ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32304 LEON (850)891-3910 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/02/2013 Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Eligibility: Open Site

15: Second Chance 860 BLOUNTSTOWN HWY TALLAHASSEE, FL 32304 LEON (850)488-2087 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 06/27/2013 Breakfast: 08:00 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Eligibility: Open Site

16: Holy Word Outreach Inc. 3727 WOODVILLE HWY TALLAHASSEE, FL 32305 LEON (850)765-7296 Dates: 06/03/2013 - 08/15/2013 Breakfast: 07:30 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Eligibility: Open Restricted

17: Jake Gaither 801 TANNER DR TALLAHASSEE, FL 32305 LEON (850)891-3856 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/02/2013 Lunch: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

18: Walker Ford Recreational Center 2301 PASCO ST TALLAHASSEE, FL 32310 LEON (850)891-3970 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/02/2013 Lunch: 11:30 am - 12:45 pm Eligibility: Open Site

19: Apalachee Elementary 650 TROJAN TRAIL TALLAHASSEE, FL 32311 LEON (850)488-7111 Dates: 06/03/2013 - 07/25/2013 Breakfast: 07:45 am - 08:30 am Lunch: 11:30 am - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site

20: Terrance H. Fregly Center 2940 GRADY RD TALLAHASSEE, FL 32312 LEON (850)201-0944 Dates: 06/10/2013 - 08/09/2013 Lunch: 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm Eligibility: Open Site


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