The Miami-Dade Public Library System, in partnership with Summer BreakSpot, Healthy Body Healthy Mind, and Sisters for Abundant Living, will provide free lunch to children ages 18 and younger this summer in branch locations throughout Miami-Dade County. Many locations also include public schools.
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. No registration is required. The program runs June through August. Check the specific site as ending dates vary. For more information about this program, call 305-375-5291.
The free lunch is also being provided at schools and other locations in Miami-Dade. You can find a participating site here.
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.