FREE LUNCH FOR KIDS AND TEENS THIS SUMMER
Kids and teens can get a bite to eat to go along with their books this summer at the library! Summer BreakSpot is a program funded by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that provides free, nutritious meals to kids and teenagers 18 years of age and younger during their summer break. Both the Melrose Public Library (as part of the Putnam County Library System) and Trinity Episcopal Church will be pick-up locations in Melrose—but you can find any certified pick-up location by dialing 2-1-1 or by texting “FoodFL” to 877-877 or by visiting summerbreakspot.org. Lunch attendees should expect a “boxed lunch,” with a variety of food labeled as “nutritious” by the USDA.
Trinity Episcopal Church will serve meals the week prior to the library’s service start date. The Trinity serving crew will issue lunches from Monday, June 4th from 12:00pm-12:45pm to Friday, June 8th all at the same time frame… and will then serve lunches ON MONDAYS until July 27th. Trinity Episcopal Church will also serve lunch on July 5th and July 6th at the regular serving time.
The Melrose Public Library will begin serving lunches on Tuesday, June 12th from 12:00pm-12:45pm and will serve lunches through the following dates (Tuesdays-Fridays):
And July 24th-27th
Anyone who would like to receive a free lunch should sign up at one of the Putnam County Library System branches (including the Melrose Public Library) or Trinity Episcopal Church—and let your pick-up location know if you have any food allergies. For more information, contact the PCLS HQ Branch at 386.329.0126 or the Melrose Public Library at 352.475.1237 or Trinity Episcopal Church at 352.475.2177.