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OCPS provides summer meals for children at no charge               


Summer food programs are incredibly important for ensuring that kids have access to nutritious meals even when school is out of session.

For many children, the meals they receive at school might be their primary source of nutrition, so when summer comes, these programs help fill that gap. Access to healthy food during the summer months is crucial for children's growth, development, and overall well-being. These programs provide essential nourishment and help alleviate food insecurity for families who may struggle to afford enough food during the summer.

Summer food programs play a vital role in promoting the health and success of our younger generation by ensuring that children have access to proper nutrition year-round.

And in Orange County, the programs students enjoyed during the school year will continue.

No need to sign up! No forms! Just meals at no charge all summer long. Orange County Public Schools is offering meals at no charge to every student and all children 18 years and younger, thanks to the Summer BreakSpot program. Starting from June 3rd, and continuing throughout the summer, OCPS will provide breakfast, lunch, and snacks at 230 locations across the county. The program ensures all children can eat healthy food during the summer when they cannot eat at school.

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Description automatically generatedEvery meal served will consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, a main dish, and milk. These meals can be found at schools hosting summer programs, summer camps, and various churches. In addition, six libraries - Chickasaw, Fairview Shores, Hiawassee, North Orange, South Creek, and South Trail - will offer meals at no charge. 

“Summer can be a difficult time for a lot of kids. Many do not have access to nutritional meals during the summer. This is where OCPS Food and Nutrition Services comes in to provide a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. We are proud to say every menu item is taste-tested by students for students,” said Mark Watson, Sr. Director, OCPS FNS. 

The USDA through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provides funding for the summer meals program annually. To find nutritional site locations and serving times please call 211 or check the OCPS website

**Schools will not serve meals for the summer feeding program from July 1st to 5th, as well as on Fridays.**

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