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W.T. Bland Library Providing Lunch For Kids Over Summer

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 1:58 am

The W.T. Bland Public Library has teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank’s “Meals for Good” program to provide fresh lunches for kids during summer break. Meals will be served until August 10.
The Library will become a Summer BreakSpot through the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Kids 18 and under can receive a free, fresh lunch Monday through Friday on a first come, first serve basis. This program provides a much-needed service for kids who may not be able to eat meals when they are out of school.
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam encourages non-profit organizations and schools across the state to join the Summer BreakSpot program to help provide nutritional meals to children of low-income families during the summer months. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Summer BreakSpot is administered at the state level by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness and is run in local communities by schools and qualified public and private nonprofit organizations.
During the summer months, Meals For Good, which is a service that provides freshly prepared meals every day, delivers the meals to their summer food sites every weekday. The W.T. Bland Public Library has been chosen as one of those sites. The Meals For Good program was started as an exploratory pilot program by Second Harvest Food Bank with generous funding from the Nemours Foundation. For more information about Meals For Good see their website:
W.T. Bland Library inside the Children’s Program Room at 1995 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, Monday – Friday at noon.