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Pinellas County Schools provides free meals to children all summer

June 12, 2018

Children in lunchroom The Pinellas County Schools Food Service Department has announced details for the 2018 Summer BreakSpot Program.

Once again, the department will provide children with meals at no charge. Options include breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack.

The program provides nutritious meals to children 18 or younger who may not have access to healthy food when school is out. The Food Service department serves more than 7,200 lunches, 3,000 breakfasts and 1,500 snacks each summer at locations throughout the county.


“In Pinellas County, over half of our students rely on free and reduced-price school lunches and breakfasts. But when the last bell of the school year rings, those children are at risk of going hungry,” said Director of Food Service  Lynn Geist. “Our Summer BreakSpot program helps close the gap and ensure that these kids have access to nutritious meals all summer long.”   

Pinellas County School Food Service department has more than 170 Summer BreakSpot locations throughout the county. Many sites are open through July 27. To find a Summer BreakSpot by area visit

You can also dial 2-1-1 or text “FoodFL” to 877-877.

Meals and snacks are also available for people who have disabilities over age 18 if they participate in educational programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. The Summer Food Service Program, known as Summer BreakSpot in Florida, was created to ensure that children in low-income areas could continue to receive nutritious meals during long school vacations. School districts and other eligible sponsors may serve as summer feeding program sites.