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Jacksonville children can receive free lunch and snack


JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — The Jacksonville Children's Commission (JCC), the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will partner to provide nutritious snacks and lunches to Jacksonville children from Monday, June 11 through Friday, August 10.

Any Duval County child under the age of 18 can receive a lunch by visiting one of the Summer Lunch sites across the city. This list includes, for the first time, 14 Jacksonville Public Library locations.  A "Free Lunch Served Here" banner is posted at each site with the meal times indicated. Children do not need to be enrolled in other programming at the site to receive a lunch or snack - they just need to show up during meal times.

Each year, more than 12,000 Duval County children may receive nutritious snacks and lunches at no cost to parents through the Summer Lunch Program. 

To qualify as a Summer Lunch Site, sites must be in an area that serves a school with at least 50 percent of its students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program, allow access to all neighborhood children, and provide the food free of charge. Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

A complete list of Summer Lunch Program sites is attached and is available at www.jaxkids.net.  To view the list, click on Nutrition Services, 2012 Summer Lunch Site List.  For more information, call the Commission at (904) 630-6430.

Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any USDA-related activity should write or call immediately to:



Director, Office of Adjudication

1400 Independence Ave. S.W.

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

866-632-9992 or

800-877-8339 (TTY) or

800-845-6136 (Spanish)

USDA is an equal-opportunity provider and employer.


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