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St. Pete Provides Free Meals to Youth During Summer Break

St. Petersburg, FL (May 2020) – While Pinellas County Schools are closed for the summer, the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department and Healthy St. Pete partner with Summer BreakSpot for the City of St. Petersburg’s Summer Food Program. The program provides free nutritionally balanced meals for children 18 years and younger during the summer break.

The City continues to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines during the ongoing public health situation; therefore, this year’s meals will be served as grab and go meals in an effort to keep staff and patrons safe. It is recommended that meals be taken off-site to be consumed.

The program runs June 1, through August 7, at several locations throughout the city. Some locations serve breakfast and lunch, while other locations only serve lunch. No application or registration is required to receive a free meal. The program is offered at the following locations:

  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S., is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Camp Redbird at Azalea Recreation Center, 1600 72nd St. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.
  • Campbell Park Recreation Center, 601 14th St. S., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.
  • Childs Park Recreation and Fitness Center, 4301 13th Ave. S., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.
  • Dell Holmes Park, 2741 22nd St. S., pavilion no. 1, is serving lunch only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Frank Pierce Recreation Center, 2000 Seventh St. S., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 2 p.m.
  • Gladden Park Recreation Center, 3901 30th Ave. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • J.W. Cate Recreation Center, 5801 22nd Ave. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Johnson Community Library, 1059 18th Ave. S., is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Lake Vista Recreation Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Roberts Recreation Center, 1246 50th Ave. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Shore Acres Recreation Center, 4230 Shore Acres Blvd. NE., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m.
  • South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Dr. S., is serving lunch only from noon to 1 p.m.
  • TASCO Center for Teen Technology, 1320 Fifth St. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
  • Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center, 1000 28th St. S., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m.
  • Walter Fuller Recreation Center, 7891 26th Ave. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Willis S. Johns Recreation Center, 6635 Dr. M.L. King Jr. St. N., is serving breakfast and lunch from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. and noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information about the Summer Food Program, contact the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department at 727-893-7441 or visit www.stpeteparksrec.org/programs.

About the City of St. Petersburg
One of Florida’s largest cities, the City of St. Petersburg is a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play. It’s an innovative, creative and competitive community that honors its past while pursuing its future. Visit www.StPete.org to learn more.

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department
The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.

About Healthy St. Pete
Healthy St. Pete – a division of the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department created from an initiative of the City of St. Petersburg – works to build a culture of health in St. Petersburg by making the healthy choice the easy choice through innovative programs and community collaboration.  The division improves health outcomes, reduces health inequities, implements policies and programs and encourages the community to eat, shop, live and play healthy in a city where the sun shines on all. Visit www.HealthyStPeteFL.com to learn more.

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