During summer break, some disadvantaged children miss the breakfasts and lunches they depend on at school. To help close the childhood hunger gap, the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals at Summer Break Spots when school is not in session.
In Mount Dora, Second Harvest Food Bank will once again provide free, healthy lunches to all kids 18-years-old and younger beginning May 29 at W.T. Bland Library at noon. The program will continue Monday through Friday until August 10. No paperwork or registration is required, but kids must be in line in the Children’s Program Room by noon.
East Lake County Library at 31440 State Road 437 in Sorrento is another location for the program. Lunches will be served Monday through Friday beginning May 29 and all kids should be in line by 11 a.m. Check other local cities for more locations and times.
Last year there were over 3,500 Summer Break Spots in Florida where children received the free meals in a safe and supervised environment. The program is federally-funded, state-administered, and run by qualified sponsors. Last summer the USDA program planned to serve over 200 million free meals to kids.
Another local resource to help feed local children is the Summer Kids Packs of free food distributed by Real Life Church in Mount Dora. Anyone interested can call 727-735-7748 for details.
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