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Free food for students during summer

Public parks, schools, libraries and other venues in South Florida offer free food for kids and teens during summer.

Free meals are for kids 18 and younger. Participants in Summer BreakSpot include U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Florida Department of Agriculture. 

Food distribution locations in Broward, Dade and greater Palm Beach are offered via phone, via text or online. Here are the three ways to go about it:

  • log on to the website
  • text FOOD or COMIDA to 304-304
  • dial 2-1-1 on your phone

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