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Free food for students during summer

Public parks, schools and libraries in South Florida are among the places  featured in a federal program that offers free food for kids and teens during summer.

The free meals are for kids 18 and younger. The Summer BreakSpot program is presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Florida Department of Agriculture and other partners. 

The participating locations in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach are offered via phone, via text or online. Some participating venues serve breakfast. Others serve lunch. Some serve both. For most of the venues, no registration is required

You can find locations providing the breakfasts, lunches and snacks online, by text, or by phone.

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

If you’re not familiar with Summer BreakSpot, here is the link to some frequently asked questions and answers. If you have additional questions, contact the office via email at or call 800-504-6609.

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Mary Lou Cruz

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I worked at the South Florida Sun Sentinel for 21 years, as an Advertising Special Sections Writer; Editorial Systems Editor in Technology; and Editorial Assistant in the Newsroom. Before my newspaper career, I worked in the airline and travel industry and I have lived in Brazil, Puerto Rico and vacationed in more than 25 countries. Originally, I'm from Maryland. I moved to Florida in 1984 and raised my daughter in Miami. Email:

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