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Summer BreakSpot

By: Wakulla County Press Release Email
By: Wakulla County Press Release Email

June 18, 2012 -- 4:18 p.m.

All 6,925 Wakulla youth under age 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer at the Summer BreakSpot, the state’s summer nutrition program provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Summer BreakSpots opened in Wakulla County beginning June 6.

This communication is part of Wakulla’s campaign to ensure more families know about the sites in their community.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is leading the campaign in partnership with Florida Impact and the Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, representing hundreds of community-based organizations across the state.

“We’re excited that Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam, his staff and our community partners in Wakulla County have made it a priority to expand and promote the summer feeding program so more kids have access to nutritious meals during the summer,” said Debra Susie, executive director of Florida Impact. “We encourage families in Wakulla County to find a Summer BreakSpot near them for free nutritious meals in a safe, supervised environment for their children.” There is no application, survey or qualification process. Just call the site in advance and be there at the times noted below. We encourage churches and individuals who know of children who would benefit from the program to share news of the program, or better yet, take children to breakfast or lunch at the closest site.

The following sites in Wakulla County are participating:

• Wakulla Education Center located at 87 Andrew Hargrett Sr. Road. (old Shadeville School) Meals will be served beginning Wednesday, June 6 and ending Aug. 7. Telephone Number 926-8111

The site will offer meals Monday through Thursday. The site will be closed Wednesday, July 4, and Thursday, July 5.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30a.m. to 12:15p.m.

• Wakulla High School located at 3237 Coastal Highway. Meals will be served beginning Monday, June 11, and ending July 12. Telephone Number 926-1554

The site will offer meals Monday through Thursday. The site will be closed Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5.

Lunch will be served from 11:30-12:15p.m.

• Medart Elementary School located at 2558 Coastal Highway. Meals will be served beginning Monday, June 11 and ending July 12. Telephone Number 926-1059

The site will offer meals Monday through Thursday. The site will be closed Wednesday, July 4 and Thursday, July 5.

Breakfast will be served from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15p.m.

•Wakulla Springs Baptist Church located at 1391 Crawfordville Hwy., Crawfordville, FL.

The site will offer meals beginning Monday, June 7 – Friday, August 10. Call 926-5152 in advance.

Breakfast served from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be served from 11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

•Crawfordville United Methodist Church July 9 – July 20. While not part of the Summer Break Spot program, an opportunity for youth is being offered by the Crawfordville United Methodist Church. Call 926-7209 for more information.


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