Frequently Asked Question

What is the Summer BreakSpot Program?

The Summer BreakSpot Program, also called the Summer Food Service Program, is a federal nutrition program that local nonprofits and schools use to make sure that kids in their communities don’t go hungry during the summer.

What are the requirements for my child to receive a meal?

At all open Pasco County School run sites, there is no application necessary and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a meal. We ask that an adult or responsible teen accompany children during the meal time because most sites do not have staff to handle extra children who may not be a part of their regular activity program.

Is there a cost for meals?

There is no cost for meals. USDA requires that meals be served at no charge to the children.

How can I find a feeding site in my area?

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Is transportation available for my children?

If you are not within walking distance of a site, you will need to arrange transportation to the site.

Do sites offer activities for children?

Mobile feeding sites have enrichment activities. 

Who funds the Summer BreakSpot Program?

The Summer BreakSpot Program, also known as the Summer Food Service Program, is federally funded under the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and, in Florida, administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Sites are locally operated by nonprofit organizations (sponsors) that provide the meals and receive a reimbursement from USDA.

What kind of food is served at Summer BreakSpots?

Summer BreakSpot sites serve nutritionally balanced meals that meet USDA guidelines.

Breakfasts include:

  • 1 serving of milk
  • 1 serving of fruits and/or vegetables
  • 1 serving of grains

Lunches include:

  • 1 serving of milk
  • 2 servings of fruits and/or vegetables
  • 1 serving of grains
  • 1 serving of protein

Snacks include 2 of the following:

  • 1 serving of milk
  • 1 serving of fruits and/or vegetables
  • 1 serving of grains
  • 1 serving of protein

Have other questions? Please feel free to contact us fns@pasco.k12.fl.us.