School is out for Summer but the Need for Nutritious Meals Continues
For Immediate Release
Contact: Tanya Arja
Office of Communications
Tampa, Fla. – (June 11, 2018) – The long days of summer are here, but those days can seem even longer when a child is hungry. To ensure students have a nutritious meal during the summer months, Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) is proud to continue our Summer Meals Program.
HCPS Student Nutrition Services employees are bringing meals into our communities in a number of ways, including our Movin’ Meals “food buses.” Five retired and renovated district school buses and two refrigerated trucks are delivering meals into neighborhoods offering breakfast and lunch for students.
The district is also providing meals to students through a number of city and county sites, including parks and rec facilities. In addition, as dozens of schools are now open for summer reading camps and other academic programs, anyone under the age of 18 is able to pick up breakfast or lunch at no cost to families. All children 18 years old and younger can come to an open school for breakfast and lunch, regardless of whether the child is enrolled in summer school.
Hillsborough County Public Schools is committed to providing nutritionally balanced meals to children during summer vacation when school breakfast and lunch are not available.
Editor’s Note: To schedule an interview or to see our food prep and meal distribution in action, please contact Tanya Arja in the Communications Office at (813) 272-4060. We have attached a list of summer food programs (Mobile Sites, Summer School Sites) to share with your audience, however, please do not send a crew to one of the locations without contacting Communications – the administrators will likely be unable to assist without scheduling ahead of time.