Palm Beach County Youth Services Department's Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) began its summer feeding on Monday, June 21 throughout Palm Beach County. The program offers daily cold meals at 46 sites where children will eat meals on-site. The program has also brought back the Grab 'n Go meal distribution at 22 sites, including 15 Palm Beach County Library System locations. In total, 68 sites will be providing meals to children.
This summer the program is also rolling out a new mobile feeding program. The SFSP will drive to five locations throughout the county for one-day of Grab 'n Go meal service per week. The mobile feeding program provides a level of flexibility enabling youth outside of the SFSP's regular feeding sites to receive nutritious meals.
The SFSP provides meals and snacks to eligible children age 18 and under during the summer months (June through August) and in times of emergency. Meals and snacks are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled. The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department administers and monitors this program, funded by USDA and the Department of Education. Sites are located throughout Palm Beach County in low-income neighborhoods.
For Grab 'n Go meals, parents picking up kits without their child present must bring identification for the child. Acceptable forms include student ID, child's passport or other government-issued ID, birth certificate, adoption decree, immunization records, and school demographics. Meal kits will not be provided to parents who do not bring their child or do not provide proper identification. Proper safety measures must be practiced.
The SFSP will operate through Friday, August 6, 2021. The full list of meal site locations may be viewed here.
If interested in having a site become a meal distribution location with the Summer Food Service Program, contact Gus Wessel by email at email@example.com.