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County-by-County: Where to get a free lunch for your child this summer

Here's where kids up to 18 years old can get free lunches in Duval and Clay County this summer.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Listen up, parents!

Here's where you can get a free lunch around the First Coast, listed county-by-county.

Duval County

The Free Summer Lunch Program at the Jacksonville Public Library will kick off June 6, according to a press release. 

Free, nutritious meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many library locations, the announcement continued.

From June 6th through August 5th, all kids up to 18-years-old can get a free meal at nine Jacksonville Public Library locations. No signup or application is necessary, and any child 18 or younger can simply come during meal times to receive a free and healthy meal, said a library official. 

List of participating library branches:

Monday – Friday: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

  1. Argyle Branch Library, 7933 Old Middleburg Road
  2. Bradham and Brooks Branch Library, 1755 Edgewood Ave. W.
  3. Dallas Graham Branch Library, 2304 Myrtle Ave. N.
  4. Highlands Regional Library, 1826 Dunn Ave.
  5. Bill Brinton Murray Hill Branch Library, 918 Edgewood Ave. S.
  6. Pablo Creek Regional Library, 13295 Beach Blvd.
  7. Regency Square Branch Library, 9900 Regency Square Blvd.
  8. University Park Branch Library, 3435 University Blvd. N.
  9. Charlies Webb Wesconnett Regional Library, 6887 103rd St.

* Please note that meals will not be provided on Monday, June 20th, and Monday, July 4th.

While children are at the library eating lunch, they can check out books and also participate in other fun activities the library puts on throughout the summer such as storytime, crafts, and the Summer Learning program. Bring the crew for Summer Learning, and they can receive a meal that includes protein, fruit or veggie, and a drink, the press release said.

SFSP is funded by the USDA and coordinated through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida this year. 

Clay County:

Clay County Libraries is partnering with Clay County District Schools to provide free lunches for children 18 years and under between June 6 and July 22.

Meals will be provided from 12 to 1 p.m. on Monday and Wednesdays at the Middleburg-Clay Hill Library and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Orange Park Library. 

The libraries will be closed for July 4.

There will also be free breakfast and lunches from June 6 to July 22, Monday through Friday, at Clay County elementary schools. 

Anyone 18 or younger can receive a breakfast or lunch -- no application necessary.

Breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch is served from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The locations are as follows:

Charles E. Bennett, 1 South Oakridge Avenue, Green Cove Springs

Grove Park Elementary, 1643 Miller Street, Orange Park

Doctors Inlet Elementary, 2634 County Road 220, Middleburg

Keystone Heights Elementary, 335 SW Pecan Street, Keystone Heights

Montclair Elementary School, 2398 Moody Avenue, Orange Park

McRae Elementary, 6770 County Road 315 C., Keystone Heights

Oakleaf Village Elementary, 4100 Oakleaf Village Parkway, Orange Park

Ridgeview Elementary, 421 Jefferson Avenue, Orange Park

S. Bryan Jennings Elementary, 215 Corona Drive, Orange Park

Wilkinson Elementary, 4965 County Road 218, Middleburg

Credit: Clay County School Board
FREE Summer Meals Program for Clay County.📆 Anyone 18 or younger may receive breakfast and lunch free of cost with no application process.

Nassau County:

   

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