Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Summer Outreach Order
What Is the Summer BreakSpot?
- Provides nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 and under while school is out for the summer;
- Operates at schools, nonprofit organizations and government entities, such as parks and libraries; and
- Reimburses participating organizations for meals through the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program or Seamless Summer Option.
What Role Does the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services play?
- Provides guidance, support and training for program sponsors;
- Distributes funds from USDA to reimburse sponsors for meals served;
- Promotes site locations and meal times through 2-1-1, SummerBreakSpot.org and a texting service; and
- Identifies areas of need to help sponsors determine site locations.
How Can Organizations Help?
- Become a Summer BreakSpot sponsor and serve nutritious meals to children;
- Offer your facilities as a site location for other organizations to provide the meals;
- Publicize the program to families with newsletters, mailings and through digital communications; and
- Visit FreshFromFlorida.com/RoadmaptoHealth to see where service and resource gaps exist in your community.
Summer Resource Map
The Summer Resource Map is a free digital tool that uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to illustrate gaps in service and foster improved access to summer meals for children in Florida through the Summer BreakSpot program.
View Summer Resource Map Quick Tips [ ].