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County Seeking Sites for Summer Food Program.

Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 9:55PM

Written by Kristen Schmutz

Belden Communications News

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Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division is currently seeking sites to serve children during the 2021 summer food program, running June 7 through August 13, 2021. 

 

According to a release, the federally funded program provides free and nutritious meals to children ages 18 and younger in areas where at least 50 percent of the children are eligible to receive free or reduced school meals.

 

For a site to be used, the site in question must be an organization like a school, public agency, daycare, or nonprofit located in Volusia County, must have the capacity to receive daily meal deliveries, and distribute meals to children. 

 

There is no cost to participate; Refrigerators will be provided if needed. Participating sites must adhere to social distancing and other health and safety guidelines.

 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has provided a waiver allowing for “grab-n-go” meals where children may receive breakfast and lunch and then leave the site. 

The waiver is effective through June 30, but the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may extend the waiver throughout the program.

 

Any interested site may request an application by contacting Patricia Hubbard at 386-736-5956, ext. 12984, or phubbard@volusia.org.

 

Applications must be submitted by March 19.


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