Summer Breakspot Program

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Through Summer BreakSpot, free, healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks are available to anyone 18 and under all summer long! For the seventh summer in a row, Meals on Wheels South Florida is proud to be a sponsor of this program in 2022 at more than 40 sites throughout Broward & Miami-Dade counties. For more information on how you can get involved with the  program, contact our office at 954.731.8770.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is state-administered  by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) and the Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness. The intent of the SFSP is to bridge the gap in nutrition during the summer months by serving nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger while school is not in session.

Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn.  During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs.  When school lets out for the summer, many of these children are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. The SFSP is designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play during the summer months and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong for the upcoming school year.

                                                           To learn more, click here to visit the Summer BreakSpot website.

The Summer BreakSpot Program brings together several organizations that are utilizing their resources to provide healthy meals to children during the summer months. Our program is proudly serving Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

Several of the organizations we have partnered with on this program over the years include:

Broward County Housing Authority

Children's Services Council of Broward County

Florida Impact
South Florida Hunger Coalition
Share Our Strength / No Kid Hungry
Broward Sheriff's Office
YMCA of South Florida / Y-Fit Program
Swim Central
See The World Vision Clinic
Literacy Connection
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Program

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age,
or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation.

 

       The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

  1. mail:
    U.S. Department of Agriculture
    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
    1400 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

  2. fax:
    (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

  3. email:
    program.intake@usda.gov

 

          This institution is an equal opportunity provider.