Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recently announced the kickoff of the 2017 Summer BreakSpot program, which offers free nutritious meals, recreational fun and educational activities for children 18 and under at more than 3,800 locations statewide during summer.

Destin Elementary will serve breakfast from 7:15-8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to noon through July 31. Destin Middle School will serve lunch from 10:30-11 a.m. June 6-30. Visit summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com/ for more sites.

“During the school year, many children rely on a nutritious breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program, and they are at risk of suffering from hunger during the summer break,” said Putnam. “The Summer BreakSpot program bridges the nutrition gap by serving meals to children 18 years and younger so they can return to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.”

Summer BreakSpot is part of the national Summer Food Service Program, a federally funded program operated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Eligible sponsors, including nonprofit organizations, schools, churches, camps, local governments and more, serve nutritious meals and snacks free to low-income children under the age of 18 during the summer months.