Receive FREE Nutritious Lunches and Snacks for Your Children All Summer Long

Receive FREE Nutritious Lunches and Snacks for Your Children All Summer Long

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May 26, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Diane G. Papadakos, Director of Communications
City of West Palm Beach – Mayor’s Office
dpapadakos@wpb.org
561-822-1411 (TTY: 800-955-8771)

Receive FREE Nutritious Lunches and Snacks for Your Children All Summer Long
The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach is partnering with the School District of Palm Beach County to offer free lunches and snacks on weekdays all summer long 

WHO:                   The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach
                             All Children and Teens ages 18 and under

WHAT:                 Since 2016, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach has partnered with the School Board of Palm Beach County to feed over 56,000 children and teenagers free lunch and snacks during the summer. By partnering with the School Board of Palm Beach County’s Summer Seamless Option Program, children and teens visiting the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach can eat a nutritional meal five days a week, as well as receive a healthy snack. All meals and snacks are provided by the School Board of Palm Beach County at no charge and meet USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. 

Additionally, 2023 will be the first summer this partnership will extend to the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to provide children and teenagers attending City summer camps access to free lunch and snacks. City summer camp locations to be served lunch include South Olive, Vedado Park, Gaines Park, and Pleasant City. 

The term of the Agreement is four (4) summers expiring August 31, 2026, and is contingent upon the School Board of Palm Beach County receiving funding for the National School Lunch Program’s Seamless Summer Option from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.

WHERE:               The Mandel Public Library
                             411 Clematis Street
                             3rd Floor Auditorium

WHEN:                 Tuesday, June 6 – Friday, July 28, 2023 (closed Monday, June 19, 2023)
                             Mondays – Fridays, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

CONTACT:           For more information, visit wpbcitylibrary.org or call 561- 868-7700 (TTY: 800-955-8771). 

 

About the City of West Palm Beach:
The City of West Palm Beach is a vibrant and dynamic City located on the Atlantic coast of Florida. With a rich history, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and a commitment to sustainability, the City of West Palm Beach is a great place to live, work, and play. As one of the three largest cities making up the South Florida region, and the central City of Palm Beach County, West Palm Beach is a vibrant, growing, waterfront City that offers the business advantages available in the region, combined with a more refined and relaxed environment for living and working. To learn more about the City of West Palm Beach, visit us on our official website, or follow us on our social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or Linked-in.

 

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Originally published at https://www.wpb.org/Home/Components/News/News/3424/772?npage=6
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