Summer Break Spot provides free food and fun all summer long for children and teens 18 and under. They receive free, healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks at meal sites throughout the community. The food is provided and delivered by the Florida Department of Agriculture through area food banks.
Unfortunately, 70% of St. Pete’s children are not enrolled in any kind of summer program, and in many low-income neighborhoods there aren’t enough meal sites to serve the need.
Trinity Lutheran Church wants to change that for the neighborhood around the church. They’re hoping to become a Summer Break Spot host. Their goal for this year is to host children and teens from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. “The idea is to give kids a meal, give them lots to drink, and a few hours of air-conditioning to cool off in,” stated Jacque Bishop who is coordinating this effort.
To get this program started at Trinity, Jacque is looking for small time commitments from volunteers from Trinity, Celebrate Outreach and Missio Dei Community. A presentation by Ms. Lynn Geist of the Summer Break Spot for Kids program, followed by a delicious home-cooked, sit-down brunch buffet, will take place tomorrow in the church’s Fellowship Hall, for people who are interested in volunteering and want more information.
A tired, but excited Jacque exclaims, “[This can] do a lot of good for our local kids!”
WHERE: Trinity Lutheran Church, 401 - 5th St. North, St. Petersburg
WHEN: This Sunday, April 19th, at 11:30 a.m., after service.
For more information, visit http://www.summerfoodflorida.org/.