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Summer Meals

Many of Polk County's children go hungry during the summer while school is out. Polk County partners with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to feed children through its Summer BreakSpot nutrition program. The Summer BreakSpot program is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Many children rely on a nutritious breakfast and lunch through the National School Lunch Program and are at risk of suffering from hunger during summer break. The Summer BreakSpot fills the nutrition gap during the summer - meals are are free to children 18 years and younger so they can return to school healthy, happy and ready to learn.


My School Bucks

My School Bucks

School Meal Prices

Type Price
Reduced $0.30
Paid $1.00
Adult a la carte
Type Price
Reduced $0.40
Paid Elementary $2.00
Paid Middle School $2.30
Paid High School $2.60
Adult $3.10
After School Snack
Type Price
Reduced $0.15
Paid $0.70
Type Price
Milk $0.50
Juice $0.50

Food Allergies/Special Diet Needs

Free and Reduced Price Meals

If your child's school participates in the community eligibility program, you do not need to complete an application!

As part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program, we are able to offer meal benefits to families that qualify. Based on household size and income, students may qualify for meals at no charge or at a reduced price. Only one application is needed per household; a new application is required each year. Please use one of the links below to complete the application online. If you do not have internet access you may be able to complete the application at your child' s school. Please speak with the School Nutrition Manager or call 863-534-0588 for assistance.

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Family Application for Free & Reduced-Price Meals

Non-Discrimination Statement

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.)

If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at

Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish).

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”