Summer Food Service Program

aceAndTallySummerThis summer, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) is excited to be a Summer BreakSpot site, sponsored by the Florida Hospital Association. At TMH, we are committed to making this the healthiest community in the nation and look forward to serving our community through this exciting program.

The Summer BreakSpot program is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reimbursable meal service program created to ensure children continue to receive healthy meals when school is not in sessions. The purpose of the program is to alleviate food insecurity and hunger needs for kids during the summer months. 

How the Program Works

Beginning on June 3, 2019, Monday – Friday, kids age 18 and under are invited for a free meal at TMH’s Café 1300 (located on the first floor of the hospital). 

  • Kids will have a one-hour window for breakfast, 7:30 – 8:30 am and a two-hour window for lunch, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
  • Kids are able to receive one hot meal from the entrée line during meal periods
    • Meals consist of five nutritious food components
  • Participants are required to dine on TMH’s campus

choosemyplateTo ensure all children are receiving healthy, balanced meals, all participants will be required to choose items from all five food groups.

For breakfast, children will be required to choose from the following:

  • One carton of milk
  • One serving of fruit
  • Oatmeal, or grits or one box of cereal
  • One serving of eggs (optional)

For lunch, children will be required to choose items from the following:

  • One carton of milk
  • One serving of a grain or bread
  • Two servings of fruits or vegetables
  • One serving of meat or a meat alternative

Kids should look for Ace and Tally in Café 1300 to know where they can choose their meal items from.

For more information, please contact Afaf Qasem at 850-431-4102, or DeAnne Bruner at 850-431-5742.