Volusia seeks agencies for summer food program

Volusia seeks agencies for summer food program

 

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES

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.

Churches, social service agencies and private nonprofits can help Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division feed children simply by providing a safe place for them to eat this summer.

Staff is looking for sites to participate in the Summer BreakSpot program, which will run for 11 weeks from June 1 through Aug. 14. 

If your organization would like to become a summer food site, plan on attending one of these informational meetings:

  • 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.
  • 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Edgewater Public Library, 103 W. Indian River Blvd.
  • 2:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Hope Place Public Library, 1310 Wright St., Daytona Beach.

Summer BreakSpot provides breakfast and/or lunch to children ages 18 and younger in geographical areas where at least 50% of the children are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals. It was created to ensure that children can receive nutritious meals during summer vacation.

Approved sites will receive meals to serve to participating children. There is no cost to the organization, and the county will provide training.

Applications are due by March 13.

For more information, contact Human Services Manager Clayton Jackson at 386-736-5956 or cjackson@volusia.org.

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