Worried About Feeding the Kids This Summer?
Treasure Coast Food Bank Has an Answer
When schools close for summer, thousands of kids across the Treasure Coast who rely on the school cafeteria for breakfasts and lunches will not know where those meals will come from.
Treasure Coast Food Bank has an answer.
Its Summer Meals program begins May 30, 2019 to provide fresh- made breakfasts, lunches and snacks to children in Indian River, St. Lucie and Martin counties. The program has expanded this year with additional sites to provide meals to more students in locations near their homes.
“It’s no secret that summer is the hardest time for people who struggle to provide food for their families,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “The Summer Meals program provides nutritious meals to any child who needs one. It lets kids be kids without worrying about where their next meal will come from.”
Each week day, kids will be able to walk in to a Summer Meals site and enjoy a fresh, nutritious meal at no cost to them. The Summer Meals program is open to all youth 18 and younger. Locations include community centers, churches, youth development organizations, and summer camps. Each site offers two of three meal options among breakfast, lunch, or a healthy snack. Meal times vary by site.
Typically the meals include fresh-made sandwiches and wraps, hand-made salads, and fresh cut fruits and vegetables. All the meals are made daily in Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Food Production Plant.
The program runs through August 9, 2019. Parents can find a Summer Meals site for their children by visiting stophunger.org/sfsp.
Treasure Coast Food Bank expects to continue adding additional sites to offer the program throughout the summer. To learn more about becoming a Summer Meals site, call 772-446-1750 or visit www.stophunger.org/sfsp.