Hundreds of children across the Treasure Coast are eating nutritious meals and their families are worrying a little less about food as Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Summer Meals program has begun.
Summer Meals provides fresh-made breakfasts, lunches and snacks to children in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. The program is open to all children 18 and younger at no cost to them.
“Summer is always a time of struggle for some families whose children rely on school cafeterias for meals. “With many people continuing to struggle with the loss of jobs and income in the wake of COVID-19, the Summer Meals program is especially vital this year,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank.
The meals are offered at various sites, including civic centers, community centers, and faith-based organizations. Each one offers two of the three meal choices among breakfast, lunch, or a healthy snack, which are delivered each day from Treasure Coast Food Bank’s food production kitchen. Hours vary by site.
Typically the meals include fresh-made sandwiches and wraps, hand-made salads, and fresh cut fruits and vegetables. All the meals are made daily in Treasure Coast Food Bank’s Food Production Kitchen.
The program runs through Aug. 7, 2020. Parents can find a Summer Meals site for their children by visiting stophunger.org/sfsp.
Treasure Coast Food Bank wants to offer meals to sites convenient to children across the four-county area it serves and expects to continue adding additional sites. To learn more about becoming a Summer Meals site, visit stophunger.org/sfsp.
ABOUT TREASURE COAST FOOD BANK
Treasure Coast Food Bank is the only food bank and largest hunger relief organization on Florida’s Treasure Coast, providing the community each year with millions of meals valued at more than $50 million through robust programs and in partnership with 400 charitable organizations in Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin, and Okeechobee counties. In addition to emergency food distribution, Treasure Coast Food Bank operates a full roster of direct service programs that not only solve the immediate problem of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security, better health outcomes, and self-sufficiency. Treasure Coast Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks that leads the fight against hunger in the United States. For more information on Treasure Coast Food Bank, call 772.489.3034, log on to stophunger.org, visit our Facebook page at facebook.com/tcfoodbank, or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/tcfoodbank.