Tuesday, May 24, 2011

School Meals All Summer Long as part of the Summer Food Service Program

With summer approaching, students will have the opportunity to obtain nutritionally balanced meals.  Meals will be provided free to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation at open sites, open-restricted sites, and closed enrolled sites.  An open site is for all children 18 years old and younger.  An open restricted site is open on a first-come-first-served basis for all children 18 years old and younger, but the site sponsor may restrict or limit attendance.  A closed enrolled site is restricted and only available for the students enrolled in the sponsor’s program.

Sponsored sites are located in geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year.  

Information on participating sites is included in this pdf download. If you would like more information on the Summer Food Service Program or participating sites, please contact Food and Nutrition Services at (813) 794-2439.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC, 20250-9410 or call  (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).   USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.