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School Will Be Out for Summer but the Need for Nutritious Meals Continues

May 31, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
813-272-4060

 

Tampa, Fla. – (May 31, 2019) – Even though school will be out for the summer, students will have several opportunities to receive nutritionally balanced meals as Hillsborough County Public Schools hosts the annual “Summer Food Service Program for Children.”

Hillsborough County Public Schools will have three different programs for students:

The Extended School Year program offers students breakfast & lunch at no cost at schools that provide summer school programs. All children, 18 years old and younger, can come to an open school, Monday through Thursday, from June 3 through August 2, regardless of whether the child is enrolled in summer school.

For the eighth year now, our district will also bring food into the migrant communities through our Movin’ Meals “food buses.” Five retired and renovated district school buses will deliver meals into neighborhoods, offering breakfast and lunch. Students can eat on the air-conditioned buses.

The district is also renting six refrigerated trucks to deliver box meals to community sites with summer programs. The sites include YMCA programs, HCC summer camps for kids, and all of the parks and recreation sites sponsored by the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.

Hillsborough County Public Schools is committed to providing nutritionally balanced meals to children during the summer vacation when school breakfast and lunch are not available.

For more information on locations and times, please contact Tanya Arja in the Communications Office at (813) 272-4060 or 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

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