Program to offer free summer lunches for kids

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A Florida Department of Agriculture-administered program called Summer BreakSpot will provide free summer meals and recreational activities for kids at the Indian Trails Sports Complex, Wadsworth Elementary and about 3,400 other sites statewide.

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced the program’s 2014 kickoff June 3.

“We want kids across Florida to eat healthy, wholesome food throughout the school year and all summer long,” Putnam said in a Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services news release.

“This program helps ensure children have access to healthy meals during the summer, along with enrichment activities and time with their friends, so they are ready to learn in the fall when school is back in session,” he added.

Free lunch hours at both Palm Coast sites begin June 11 and will be offered at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, according to the meal site locator at The program will run through Aug. 1. For more information, contact Renee Campanaro at 931-7009.

Summer BreakSpot is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The program served about 12 million meals to 300,000 children last year, according to the news release.

For more information on Summer BreakSpot and to check for other meal sites, dial 2-1-1, text “FoodFL” to 877-877, download the “Nutrislice” smartphone app or visit


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