The Summer BreakSpot Program provides free meals to kids under 18 while school is out for the summer — no registration required! There are over 40 locations just in Lakeland plus many others throughout Polk County.

Many meal sites are located at places like schools and churches, and offer breakfasts, lunches, snacks or supper. To find a location, visit the site finder map, text “FoodFL” to 877-877 or dial 2-1-1.

At most sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a free meal. Meals must be eaten on site.

Exception: A few sites (like overnight camps and sites in higher income areas) do require that parents fill out a form about family income for children to receive meals.

Note that DATES and HOURS vary at every location. Please note that not all sites are open daily or provide every meal. Review site details prior to visiting, and contact the site directly if you have questions about hours or meals. Get details and contact information for each location in the BreakSpot Location Finder.

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About the Summer Break Spot Program

The Summer BreakSpot Program, also called the Summer Food Service Program, is a federal nutrition program that local nonprofits and schools use to ensure that kids in their communities don’t go hungry during the summer. It is federally funded under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and, in Florida, administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Sites are locally operated by nonprofit organizations (sponsors) that provide the meals and receive a reimbursement from USDA.

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