Free meals for kids of Florida in this health crisis (3 ways to find assistance)
With Florida schools closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Commissioner Nikki Fried, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness encourage families to take advantage of alternative school meals that may be offered at these locations.
Summer BreakSpot sites do not operate during scheduled Spring Break weeks; however, parents may contact their local school districts to determine if meals are available during Spring Break.
Free meals for kids of Florida in this health crisis (3 ways).
In this link, you will contact information for your local school district: https://web03.fldoe.org/Schools/schoolmap_text.asp
Summer BreakSpot locations are a place for kids and teens 18 and under to come and enjoy free meals while school is out.
This year, there are thousands of supervised meal sites – many are located at places like parks, libraries, and churches and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper.
At almost all sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal.
How to find a site? please contact us at https://hdroofers.com/contact/ or follow these directions:
There are three ways to find a site for a free meal for a kid:
1. Looking for Free meals for all kids in this health crisis ?. Search the map in the link below. Select a preferred distance from “Sites Within” and then begin typing an address or zip code into the search bar. Select the correct address or zip code that populates under the search bar. If there are no sites listed in the search results for your area, please check back later, as sites are being added to the map twice daily at 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
3.Text FLKIDSMEALS to 211-211
The number of positive cases in Florida soared to more than 130 on Sunday evening. So far, three people have died from COVID-19 in Florida.
All Florida schools will be closed for an extra week following spring break to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, known as COVID-19, this means students who rely on meals at school would have to go without for two weeks. Thankfully, the state and school districts have enacted free meal pickup programs providing at least two meals a day for all students across the state.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Division of Food, Nutrition, and Wellness launched a website to help families find the closest schools where they can pick up breakfast and lunch during the extended break.
There are more than 930 locations across the state offering this service. Click here to find a pickup location.
“Social distancing and avoiding crowded areas, like school cafeterias, are critical to slowing the spread of COVID-19. But we can’t let Florida’s children go hungry in the meantime,” Department of Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried said in an email. “That’s why we’re activating our Summer BreakSpot locations, to offer families an alternative way to find healthy, nutritious meals. For many children, these meals will be the only meals they can count on, so we’re encouraging families to take advantage of this service.”
This program will be helpful to families uncertain how the coronavirus will impact their upcoming paychecks if they are told to stay home — possibly without pay. The same rules apply to all locations across the state. Meals are available to all children under 18 years old. Families can go to any pickup site, their child does not have to be a student at the school. All food must be taken to go.
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