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  • Jacksonville Journal: Free summer meals available for kids

    A Summer BreakSpot program that offers free nutritious meals to anyone 18 and younger all summer long has been started by the city and Duval County Public Schools to make sure children don’t go hungry in the community.

    No registration or participation in a summer school program is necessary for children and teens to receive the free meals at approximately 300 sites in Duval County, including 85 within the public school system.

    School officials estimate more than 330,000 meals prepared by Chartwells, its school lunch provider, will be served in the program. That equals about 10,000 per day.

    The Summer BreakSpot program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

    For information on the locations and the breakfast and lunch menu at Duval County public schools, go to www.duvalschools.org/Page/16567. For information on the program, go towww.summerfoodflorida.org.

    Florida Times Union​

    June 16, 2016