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Feeding Children During Summer Break

Is it hard to feed you children during the summer break from school? Do you find it hard to keep up with their appetites and activity level?

It can be hard to adjust the budget for meals for your children during the summer months. It can be even harder to keep up with their appetites and keep them content with plenty of activities

The Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot can help. It is a federal funded nutrition program under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), administered by the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in Florida to help feed children under the age of 18, during the summer months by providing free meals as well as free of cheap activities to keep your children busy. The USDA requires that meals be served to the children for free.

Each Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site is locally operated by a sponsor such as a school, community center, recreation department or church, that receives reimbursement for the meals by the USDA through the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Schools, community centers, recreation departments and churches often offer activities at the Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot sites, along with the free meals for a fee, to help keep your children busy.

Go to http://www.summerfoodflorida.org/ to find a Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site near you. Call your local Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site for hours and information on activities as some Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot sites require an income form and some Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot sites offer activities that may require registration.
A parent or responsible sibling should supervise the child or children at Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site meals and activities.
Typical balanced meals at the Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot sites include milk, fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. Go to www.frac.org/afterschool/menus.htm for a sample of the meals provided by the Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot.
Transportation may be available in rural areas. Call a local Summer Food Service Program site for information.

If there are no Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot sites in your area, you can request the local school district, a nonprofit organization, or local government agency to sponsor a Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site and be responsible for the administration of the Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site. Call the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at 1-800-504-6609 for information.

If you would like to sponsor Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot site call 1-800-504-6609 for information.

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 for information on the Summer Food Service Program Summer BreakSpot sites.