Alachua County Public Schools activates summer feeding program


Alachua County Public Schools is providing children up to the age of 18 free food until July 22.

This summer feeding program has 74 different locations across the county and begins June 6 with some sites opening June 1.

The last two years of this program allowed students to take to food home to eat, said the school district’s Food Service Department Supervisor Caron Rowe, but this year the USDA Summer BreakSpot Program requires the meals to be consumed on-site.

“There is no registration required, so since we do service anyone 0-18 those children wouldn’t be in school until 5 years old,” Lowe said. “So, we are able to accommodate people with no registration required.”

There will be food provided for kids with allergies if the program has prior knowledge of the case. All food that is offered has nutritional and allergen information provided, according to school officials.

Besides the 74 on-site locations, there are food trucks that are going out to the South West Advocacy Group Center, Majestic Oaks Apartments and Hidden Oaks Community.

A full list of the locations, dates, times and menus is available on

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