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SOUTH FLORIDA HUNGER COALITION
We work to eradicate hunger by acting as a resource and convener for hunger-related initiatives and programs
NO EMPTY PLATES
Through the Summer BreakSpot, free, healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks are available to anyone 18 and under all summer long! For the fourth summer in a row, the South Florida Hunger Coalition, in partnership with Meals on Wheels South Florida, Florida Impact, the Children's Services Council of Broward County and a variety of other organizations, is proud to have sponsored this program again this past summer at multiple sites throughout the county.
For more information on South Florida activities, contact Meals on Wheels South Florida's Children's Program Coordinator Erik Andrews at email@example.com.
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and is state-administered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness (FNW). The intent of the SFSP is to bridge the gap in nutrition during the summer months by serving nutritious meals to children 18 years and younger while school is not in session.
Children need healthy food all year long in order to grow and learn. During the school year, many children receive free and reduced-price meals through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school lets out for the summer, many of these children are at risk of hunger or poor nutrition. The SFSP is designed to ensure that children have access to the nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and play during the summer months and to help ensure their bodies and minds are healthy and strong for the upcoming school year.
The 2017 Summer Break Spot Program brought together several organizations that utilized their resources to provide healthy meals to children during the summer months. Other Summer Break Spot partners and sponsors included:
Broward Sheriff's Office
YMCA of South Florida / Y-Fit Program
Broward County Housing Authority
See The World Vision Clinic
Colgate Healthy Smiles Program