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Summer Meal Programs for Florida Children

06/18/2012
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Approximately 308,000 Florida kids miss out on free meals during the summer.  Fewer low-income children across the country received free or discounted meals during the 2011 summer break than a year earlier despite steady increases nationwide in the number of children dependent on subsidized meals.

Reduced participation could be because too few parents and families know the meals are available when school lets out.  Because of a lack of marketing, Florida – which got $23.3 million in federal funding for children’s summer meals in 2011 – leaves $20 million more unused.  Almost twice as many needy children could get free or discounted meals if their parents knew about the program.

Summer meals are available to any child 18 or younger.  Unlike the school year lunch program, which requires a child to meet federal poverty guidelines, any child who visits a designated meal distribution site can be served.

In the Palm Beach County area, here are just some of the schools who participate:

1:  Westgate Elementary
1545 Loxahatchee Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)684-7110
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 08/03/2012
Breakfast: 08:00 am – 08:30 am
Lunch: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

2:  Bear Lakes Middle School
3505 Shendoah Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)615-7713
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 07/26/2012
Breakfast: 08:30 am – 09:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

3:  Gold Coast Community School
4260 West Gate Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)687-6310
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 07/26/2012
Breakfast: 08:45 am – 09:15 am
Lunch: 12:30 pm – 12:45 pm
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

4:  A Taste of Love
4260 Westgate Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(404)993-1701
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 08/09/2012
Breakfast: –
Lunch: –
Supper: 04:00 pm – 05:00 pm
Eligibility: Open Site

5:  Westgate Community Center
3691 Oswego Avenue West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)694-5455
Dates: 06/18/2012 – 08/10/2012
Breakfast: –
Lunch: 12:00 pm – 01:00 pm
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

6:  Our World Learning Center
1650 North Military Trail West Palm Beach , FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)460-8779
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 08/17/2012
Breakfast: 08:30 am – 09:30 am
Lunch: 11:30 am – 01:30 pm
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

7:  Word of Life
2749 Exchange Court West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)502-0853
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 08/10/2012
Breakfast: –
Lunch: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

8:  Academy For Little People
4639 North Military Trail West Palm Beach, FL 33409
PALM BEACH
(561)684-7772
Dates: 06/11/2012 – 08/10/2012
Breakfast: 08:30 am – 09:30 am
Lunch: –
Supper: –
Eligibility: Open Site

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