Free lunches will be provided to Miami-Dade children 18 and younger this summer at libraries, public schools and parks throughout Miami-Dade County.
The lunches are made possible by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Summer BreakSpot program, also known as the Summer Food Service program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. No registration is required. The program runs June through August. Check the specific site as ending dates vary. For more information about this program or to find a lunch site, use the Site Finder, dial 2-1-1 or text FOODFL to 877-877. No application is required; children can just show up though you may want to call ahead and make sure your child can be accommodated.
Summer BreakSpot sites serve nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA guidelines:
- Breakfasts include: 1 serving each of milk, fruits and/or vegetables, and grains.
- Lunches include: 1 serving each of milk, grains and protein; and 2 servings of fruits and/or vegetables.
- Snacks include 2 of the following: 1 serving each of milk, fruits and/or vegetables, grains, and protein.