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Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015

Hernando sites to offer summer meals


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Twenty sponsors will team with the Hernando County School District to participate in this summer’s “Food and Service Program” for the months of June, July, and parts of August.

The sponsors — from apartment complexes, to schools, to churches — will serve 1,757 breakfasts and 1,907 lunches, according to a letter from the Hernando County School Board.

When school breakfasts and lunches are not available for children enrolled in school or in the vicinity of areas of need during summer vacation, nutritionally balanced meals will be provided “regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin.”

The program, called “Summer Food Service Program for Children,” is provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Food and Nutritional Management. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge, and in accordance to federal law, there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year, the letter shows.

The following schools and sites will be providing self-prepared breakfasts from 8 to 8:30 a.m. and lunches from 11:30 a.m. to noon to all children in the immediate vicinity, in addition to those enrolled in summer school:

Brooksville Elementary School, Jerome Brown Center, Westside Elementary School, West Hernando Middle School, Powell Middle School, Sand Hill– Boy Scout Camp, Bright Beginnings Preschool, Eastside Elementary School, J.D. Floyd Elementary School, Moton Elementary School, Mrs. B’s Daycare, Faith Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill Christian Academy, Great Beginnings 2, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Explorer K8, St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, Bridgewater Club Apartments.

Elks Lodge, 501 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, also is listed as serving breakfast. However, a time was not provided. Elks Lodge will be serving lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Delta Woods Park is also listed as serving breakfast, but a time was not provided.

Delta Woods Park will be serving lunch from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

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