COUNTY, June 2, 2016 – The Sarasota County School District is joining forces
with other local organizations to operate summer food programs at various
schools and community sites. The district and All Faiths Food Bank are
partnering again to feed children and teens age 18 and younger at Summer
BreakSpots throughout Sarasota and DeSoto counties. The Food Bank is making
food available for families at several sites and the Sarasota County Library
System is again joining the partnership this year. There are three components of the
Free breakfasts and lunches for youth 18 and younger will be served at Summer BreakSpots
in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Locations and schedules are available
at allfaithsfoodbank.org; by downloading a free mobile app, School Lunch
by Nutrislice; or by calling 211. Times and dates vary by location.
- Food for the whole family will be
available for pick-up at several sites. For details and locations call
941-379-6333 or visit allfaithsfoodbank.org.
Backpacks with food for children and teens will be
available at public libraries throughout Sarasota County. For details and
locations call 941-379-6333 or visit scgov.net/library or
BreakSpots provide nutritionally balanced meals to children, regardless of
race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin. Any child 18 or younger
who meets the criteria at a particular site is eligible to receive meals at no
cost. Each site falls into one of three categories: open, open-restricted and
sites, meals are available to all children, whether or not they are enrolled in
a summer program, such as a summer school session, at that site. Children are
served on a first-come, first-served basis.
sites are restricted to the space available at the site for security, safety
and control reasons. These sites are designed to serve the children in the
local community, who will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.
sites operate to serve only the children enrolled in the program(s) offered at
Click here to see the list of sites, dates and times.
In accordance with Federal civil rights
law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies,
the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating
in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on
race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or
retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require
alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille,
large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the
agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are
deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the
Federal Relay Service at 800-877-8339. Additionally, program information may be
made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of
discrimination, complete the USDA
Program Discrimination Complaint Form (form AD-3027), which can be
found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at
any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter
all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the
complaint form, call 866-632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to
Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
Fax: 202-690-7442; or