Since schools are closed for the rest of March due to spring break and the coronavirus pandemic, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Nikki Fried has preemptively activated a website to help families feed students in need.
Summer Breakspot is a program designed to help families feed children under 18 while school is not in session, but Fried has activated the site early, and wants you to take advantage.
To view nearby sites where you can get a free meal, just head to the site and type in your address. Families can search up to 50 miles.
There are currently 934 active Breakspot sites in Florida, including several throughout Tampa Bay.
There is no application necessary at most of the sites, but review each listing beforehand. Some won’t open during spring break, and some don’t serve every meal (though, according to the website, breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner are provided at mealtimes).
As of now schools in the Tampa Bay area are set to re-open on March 30.