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MANATEE COUNTY – Manatee County’s Summer Food Program began distributing lunches to local children in areas of need on Tuesday and will continue through Aug. 9, 2013. The Manatee County School District will also be participating in the Summer Food Service Program, which is funded by the U.S Department of Agriculture during the months of June, July and August. 

Through the program, nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. For the past 30 years Manatee County has administered the Florida Department of Agriculture’s Summer Food Service Program. Each summer up to 1,500 local children per day receive a free lunch at several locations around Manatee. 

All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

The following schools will participate as sites:

Abel Elem 7100 Madonna Place Sarasota, FL 34243  June 11 to August 9

Ballard Elem 912 18th Street West Bradenton, FL  34205 June 11 to August 9

Bayshore Elem 6120 26th Street West Bradenton, FL 34208 June 17 to July 12

Blackburn Elem 3904 17th Street East Palmetto, FL 34221 June 11to August 9

Daughtrey Elem 515 63rd Ave East Bradenton, FL  34203 June 11 to August 9

East Coast Migrant Head Start 34590 State Road 64 E Myakka City, FL 34251 June 11 to June 28

Harllee Middle 6423 9th Street East   Bradenton, FL  34203 June 11 to July 19

Johnson Middle 2121 26th Avenue East   Bradenton, FL  34208 June 11 to August 9

Lee Middle 4000 53rd Avenue W Bradenton, FL 34210  June 12 to June 11

Lincoln Middle 305 17th Street East Palmetto, FL  34221 June 11 to June 28

Moody Elem 5425 38th Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34209  June 17 to July 12

Oneco Elem 5214 22nd Street Court East Bradenton, FL 34203  June 17 to June 28

Orange Ridge Bullock Elem 400 30th Ave. West Bradenton FL 34205  July 8 to August 2

Palmetto Elem 834 7th Street W Palmetto, FL 34221  June 11 to July 9

Palmetto High 1200 17th Street W Palmetto FL 34221  June 11 to June 28

Rogers Garden Elem 515 13th Avenue West Bradenton FL 34208  June 17 to July 12

Samoset Elem 3300 19th Street East Bradenton, FL 34208  June11 to August 9

Sea Breeze Elem 3601 71st Street West Bradenton, FL 34209  June 11 to August 9

Southeast High 1200 37th Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208  June 11 to July 12

Sugg Middle 3801 59th Street West Bradenton, FL 34209  June12 to June 28

Breakfast service starts at 7:45 am to 8:30 am; Lunch service starts 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. At Harllee Middle School Breakfast service starts at 8:00am to 9:00am. At Harllee Middle and Johnson Middle Lunch service starts at 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Serving times are subject to change.

For a list of additional Summer Food Program sites throughout Manatee County, visit http://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/departments/community-services/summer-food-program.html.


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