Summer Feeding Programs
Nearly 50 percent of students attending Sarasota County Schools are eligible for free and reduced lunch. During the summer months, many of these students and their younger siblings may not have enough to eat. Sarasota County Schools, in conjunction with All Faiths Food Bank and USDA, will embark on a summer feeding program to ensure healthy minds and bodies this summer by providing free breakfast and lunch meals to children throughout Sarasota County. Anyone 18 or younger is eligible to receive free meals.
This is the twenty-second year Sarasota County Schools has implemented a summer feeding program to end hunger throughout the district. “We are just delighted to bring delicious foods and meals to young children throughout the school district this summer,” noted Dr. Beverly Girard, director of Food and Nutrition Services. “All too often children go to bed hungry in our community. We need to ensure all children have access to healthy breakfast and lunch meals to promote young minds and bodies during the summer months. This ensures they return to school in the Fall on par with their peers.”
Starting June 3 through August 2, Sarasota County Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch meals Monday through Thursday.
For a full list of participating schools and community sites throughout the district, please see the informational downloads to the right.