District providing free meals to children and teens beginning June 1st

Press release from Alachua County Public Schools

Beginning June 1st and continuing through the summer, the district’s free grab & go meals distribution will be available Mondays through Thursdays. Meals for all seven days of the week will be provided, with distribution spread throughout the week.

Any child 18 years old and younger can receive a free breakfast and lunch at one of 70 locations, including bus stops, through the Free Summer Meals program.  The department’s food truck will also visit three neighborhoods, including Hidden Oaks, Majestic Oaks, and the SWAG Family Resource Center this summer.

The Summer Meals Program, funded by the federal government, is open to any child regardless of family income. Children do not have to be enrolled at a particular school or program to receive meals. They also do not have to be eligible for free and reduced-price meals during the regular school year to take advantage of the program.

“Families can take their children to the site that’s most convenient for them,” said Maria Eunice, Director of the district’s Food and Nutrition Services department. “They just drive or walk up during the serving times and enjoy a nutritious grab & go meals, with no registration required.”

For more details on free meal sites, serving dates and times, please visit the Food & Nutrition website www.yourchoicefresh.com or call (352) 955-7539.