Florida Expanding Free Meal Program

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MIAMI (AP) -- Families across the Florida have thousands of locations to choose from this summer as the state expands its efforts to offer free, healthy meals.

Agriculture officials announced the Summer BreakSpot program, which provides meals and activities for kids 18 and under at 3,400 locations. Families can access nearby locations by calling 211, texting "FoodFL" to 877-877, Download the "Nutrislice" smartphone app or going online to www.SummerFoodFlorida.org.

Last year, the program provided more than 12 million meals to about 300,000 children as mobile units transported breakfasts and lunches to children in underserved communities around the state.

This year, fleets of renovated school buses, trucks and vans will deliver meals at new locations including parks, recreation centers and affordable housing units in Broward, Orange, Palm Beach and Pasco counties.

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