Help us close the summer hunger gap image with child eating

Many children depend on school meals, creating a significant hunger gap during the summer months. Polk County Public Schools partners with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to feed children through its Summer BreakSpot nutrition program; funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

We are looking for community partners to host meal sites and help us close the hunger gap in Polk County. Sites are open to all children and youth aged 18 and under. All site locations will host children onsite. Interested applicants should complete the application linked below by March 15th, 2023. Applications received after this date will not be accepted for this summers program.
For more information e-mail or call Karen at 863-647-4804, ext. 5.

The summer meals application will be open from January 19, 2023 – March 15, 2023.

Summer Meals Application Link:


Polk County Public Schools’ Nutrition Department includes more than 1,000 dedicated professionals who work hard to serve nutritious meals to students every day.

Did you know that each school year we serve more than six million breakfasts and 11 million lunches? We do!

We believe that good nutrition is critical to student achievement and the attainment of our district’s mission and goals. We strive to serve fresh, high-quality food and offer local products at every opportunity, including fresh-from-Florida green beans, corn on the cob, strawberries and more!

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After School Power Pack Program Application

This program is only for after school programs that run for three months or longer.