Fuel Florida’s Kids This Summer
Note: All new community partners should be prepared to complete training in February.
Learn more about the program and what is involved on the USDA website.
Become a Summer BreakSpot Community Partner
Children who depend on school meals during the year often miss out on these nutritious meals during the summer months. Your support as a community partner can help close that gap this summer.
Are you interested in becoming a Summer BreakSpot community partner? If your organization already provides services to the community and has capable staff and has experience in managing a food service program, you may be a good fit.
What is Summer BreakSpot?
Summer BreakSpot, a federally funded program established to fill the summer hunger gap, allows organizations to serve healthy meals to children in Florida while school is out. Organizations will be managing state funds and will not be responsible for cost of meals or sites managed.Sign Up for More Information
The Summer Food Service Program and the Seamless Summer Option, together known as Summer BreakSpot, operate at schools, nonprofits and other community-based organizations when schools are closed. During previous summers, Summer BreakSpot sponsors have served over 47,000,000 meals at nearly 4,000 sites statewide.
Through the Summer BreakSpot Program, organizations can provide nutritious, no-cost meals to children in low-income areas through a variety of programs, such as summer day camps and enrichment programs. Qualified organizations will be reimbursed for program operating and administrative expenses based on the number of eligible meals served. To be eligible, organizations must:
- Provide continuing service to the community.
- Serve meals on a regular schedule to children or provide meals as a part of an organized program for children enrolled at camps.
- Show financial and administrative capability to operate the program.
Become a Meal Site. Because Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Break.
Children who depend on school meals during the year often miss out on these wholesome meals during the summer months. But here’s how you can change that.
If you are interested in becoming a Summer BreakSpot site, we will pair your site with a community partner who will provide the meals and handle the rest.
To be listed as an active site under an existing partner in your area means:
- The community partner would be financially responsible for the operation of your meal service program and would be responsible for the applications, meal pattern requirements, reimbursements, etc.
- Your organization would receive and serve food to the children from the existing community partner.
- You must attend training under the existing community partner.
If you would like to participate as a site, please call us at 1-800-504-6609 or contact Jaren Vass at [email protected] for more information.