National Summer Food Service Week

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

During the summer months many children in our area go without a meal during the day.

During this National Summer Food Service Week, sites are set up across the country to ensure those children receive at least one nutritious meal a day.

It's reported that during the summer break over one million Florida children frequently have no alternative to school meals.

"We don't allow sodas. We don't allow candy, and all types of snacks and junk food. We offer healthy snacks. If they want to bring a snack they can bring juice, Gatorade, something of that sort," said Miaisha Mitchell, coordinator of the summer lunch program at the Lincoln Neighborhood Center in Tallahassee.

To find out summer food site locations in your area simply contact the Florida Department of Education at 850-245-0413, or the Georgia Department of Education at 404-656-2800.


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