Breakfast is served at NO CHARGE for students in all Duval County Public Schools!!

    In addition to the traditional cafeteria-based breakfast model, schools may also use an alternative breakfast model. For example, “Breakfast in the Classroom” involves serving the breakfast meal to children during a morning class, often while the teacher is taking attendance or giving classroom announcements. Schools operating “Grab & Go Breakfast” use mobile food carts to serve children a “to go” breakfast before school or during a morning break.

    The School Breakfast Program (SBP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and non-profit private schools and residential child care institutions. The SBP started in 1966 as a pilot project and was made a permanent entitlement program by Congress in 1975.



    Image of elementary age girl drinking milk with her lunch in the cafeteria Lunch is served at NO CHARGE for students in all Duval County Public Schools!!  

    The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program operating in public and nonprofit private schools and residential child care institutions. It provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost or no-cost lunches to children each school day. The program was established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1946.



    The afterschool snack component of the National School Lunch Program is a federally assisted snack service that fills the afternoon hunger gap for school children. In order for a site to participate, the school must participate in the National School Lunch Program and sponsor or operate an afterschool care program that provides children with regularly scheduled educational or enrichment activities in a supervised environment.  



    The Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program that provides free fresh fruits and vegetables to students in select eligible elementary schools during the school day outside of the normal breakfast or lunchtime.

    The purpose of the program is to introduce students to fresh fruits and vegetables, to increase the variety and overall acceptance of fruits and vegetables that children eat, and to positively influence their life-long eating habits. We proudly serve a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables through the FFVP at several schools during the school year.



    The Child Care Food Program (CCFP) provides supper meals to give a nutritional boost to children, including teenagers through age 18 in eligible afterschool programs in every state.

    When school is out and parents are still at work, children need a safe place to be with their friends with structured activities and supportive adults.

    Afterschool programs that serve meals and snacks draw children and teenagers into constructive activities that are safe, fun, and filled with opportunities for learning. The food gives them the nutrition they need to learn and grow.

    A list of sites serving Supper can be found at this link - List of Supper Sites.



    Summer BreakSpot logo The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. When school is out, SFSP provides free meals to kids and teens!

    In the Duval County community and communities throughout Florida, children aged 18 and under are able to receive a free, nutritionally-balanced breakfast and lunch at many participating locations during the summer. Once school is out for the summer break, find a location near you by texting the word “Food” or “Comida” to 304-304, calling 2-1-1, or visiting summerbreakspot.org