Volusia County, FL – When school is out for the summer, many children lose access to nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA guidelines. To combat that, there’s a program that is state and federally funded available right here in Volusia County.
Volusia County Human Services Manager Clayton Jackson said that the Summer BreakSpot program is absolutely free for all children ages 18 and under. He said there are no income requirements and no need to show identification. Jackson said if a child comes to one of the 60 sites available in Volusia County, they will get a meal.
There are, of course, exception to the rule. 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.
Most places serve both breakfast and lunch but there are a few that only serve one meal or the other. Jackson said there is a website to find locations near you, Summer BreakSpot. Go to the website, look for meal site locations and enter your address. A map will come up with the locations nearest you.
In Volusia County, the program begins on June 3.