Submitted By Rob Spicker
The School District of Lee County is partnering with the Florida’s Summer BreakSpot program to keep children healthy and well-nourished while school is out. The Summer BreakSpot Program allows the District’s Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide free meals to children who are 18 years and younger at no cost to them during the summer.
This summer, breakfast and lunch will be served at more than 80 school-based and community sites in Lee County between June 7th and July 29th. There are no income requirements or registration. Anyone age 18 or younger may come to eat. Meals must be consumed on site as there is no longer any grab and go service.
“The School District of Lee County has partnered with the Summer Feeding Program for over twenty years” says Food and Nutrition Services Director Kandy Messenger. “Serving summer meals to the students when school is not in session is an important service that we are able to provide.”
There are three ways to find a Summer BreakSpot site and serving times for breakfast and lunch. Dial 2-1-1, Text “FoodFL” to 304-304 or visit www.SummerBreakSpot.org.
There will be a summer meals kickoff event at Paul Sanborn Park on Tuesday, June 7th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Cape Coral Parks & Recreation Fun-Mobile will be on site until 1:00 p.m. to offer a variety of free games and activities. Media is invited to attend.