Our SDIRC Mobile Cafes are Back on the Road!



Contact: Cristen Maddux
Telephone: 772-564-5527
Email  Cristen.Maddux@indianriverschools.org
Website www.indianriverschools.org


June 7, 2019


Vero Beach, FL, June 7, 2019– On June 3rd, the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) Mobile Cafés were back on the road serving children 18 years and younger with nutritionally balanced lunches at no charge. In the summer of 2015, as a school district, we realized that not all of the children in our community could get to the designated school locations for their free summer meals, and, as a solution, the School District of Indian River County converted a school bus into a “mobile café.” After a very successful first summer, it was clear that more buses like these were needed in our community to cover a wider area of Indian River County, and to make sure that all children who needed a meal would have one. To make this a reality, an anonymous donor sponsored a second mobile café and the school district’s Food and Nutrition Department paid for a third mobile café, expanding the fleet to the three mobile cafés in service today. Mobile Cafés stop at various locations, and children can visit the bus for a lunch to eat inside the bus on the colorful benches, or dine under the shaded awning. Buses currently serve north, central, and south counties feeding more than 900 children per day. In the summer of 2018 our mobile cafes served 11,676 meals to our community. As mentioned, in addition to our mobile cafes lunch service, our district also provides school site locations for summer breakfast, lunch, and snacks that are also open to children in our community ages 18 and under. In the summer of 2018, we served 20,638 breakfasts, 65,574 lunches, and 7,355 meals at our school sites.

SDIRC Mobile Cafe


If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Cristen Maddux at 772-564-5527 or via email at Cristen.Maddux@indianriverschools.org