PRESS RELEASE

DATE: May 30, 2018

CONTACT:  
Cristen McMillan
Phone:  772-564-5527 

 

Mobile Café Buses are back on the road serving the community of Indian River County

Vero Beach, FL, May 30, 2018—On May 29th, 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 the 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 county from Gifford, Sebastian, and Fellsmere feeding more than 500 children per day, and south county feeding approximately 250 children per day.

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Please see the attached media release from the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food, Nutrition and Wellness.

 

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES

DIVISION OF FOOD, NUTRITION AND WELLNESS 

 

SFSP NEWS RELEASE

ADAM H. PUTNAM

COMMISSIONER

 

The School District of Indian River County will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program from May 29 – August 3, 2018.  

Nutritionally balanced meals will be provided to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.  All children 18 years old and younger, if open site, are eligible for meals at no charge, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  The programs are only approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

In accordance with Federal law, and US Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Summer feeding sites that are located at schools provide meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school. Meals will also be offered on our Mobile Feeding buses throughout the county.

The following sites will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program:

SITE

START DATE

END DATE

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

SNACK

FELLSMERE ELEMENTARY

4-Jun

13-Jul

7:30A - 8:15A

11:30A - 12:30P

X

PELICAN ISLAND

4-Jun

20-Jul

7:30A - 8:15A

11:00A - 11:45A

X

WABASSO SCHOOL

4-Jun

29-Jun

8:00A -8:45A

10:45A - 11:45A

X

DODGERTOWN ELEM

4-Jun

16-Jul

7:30A - 8:15A

11:00A - 12:00P

X

SEBASTIAN MIDDLE

4-Jun

29-Jun

8:00A - 8:30A

11:30A - 12:00P

X

SEBASTIAN ELEMENTARY

4-Jun

3-Aug

8:00A - 8:45A

12:00P - 12:45P

X

SEBASTIAN RIVER HIGH

29-May

3-Aug

7:30A - 8:30A

10:30A - 11:00A

X

TREASURE COAST ELEMENTARY

4-Jun

13-Jul

9:00A-9:30A

11:30A - 12:15P

X

FRESHMAN LEARNING CENTER

4-Jun

29-Jun

7:30A - 8:15A

9:40A - 10:40A

X

VERO BEACH HIGH SCHOOL

29-May

3-Aug

X

12:00P - 1:00P

X

CITRUS ELEMENTARY

4-Jun

15-Jun

7:30A -8:00A

11:30A - 12:30P

X

VERO BEACH ELEMENTARY

4-Jun

3-Aug

7:00A - 7:45A

10:55A - 12:25P

X

GLENDALE ELEMENTARY

4-Jun

15-Jun

8:00A-8:30A

11:30A-12:30P

X

INDIAN RIVER ACADEMY

4-Jun

22-Jun

8:00A - 8:45A

11:00A - 12:00P

X

STORM GROVE MIDDLE

4-Jun

29-Jun

7:30A - 8:30A

11:00A - 12:00P

X

     

     

BUS 1

 

GRACE MEADOWS

29-May

3-Aug

X

10:00A - 10:30A

 

WHISPERING PINES

29-May

3-Aug

X

10:45A - 11:15A

 

SONRISE APARTMENTS

29-May

3-Aug

X

11:30A - 1:15P

 

PELICAN ISLES

4-Jun

3-Aug

X

1:45P – 2:15P

           

BUS 2

 

GRACE GROVES

29-May

3-Aug

X

10:30A - 11:00A

 

ORANGEWOOD PARK

29-May

3-Aug

X

11:15A - 12:00P

 

GRACE PINES

29-May

3-Aug

X

12:10P - 12:30P

 

VICTORY PARK

29-May

3-Aug

X

12:45P - 1:30P

 
           

BUS 3

 

GRACE WOODS

29-May

3-Aug

X

10:00A - 10:30A

 

WATERSIDE

29-May

3-Aug

X

10:35A - 11:10A

 

PRESERVE AT OSLO

11-Jun

3-Aug

X

11:15A- 11:45A

 

SOUTH COUNTY PARK

29-May

3-Aug

X

12:00P - 12:30P

PEMBERLY PALMS

29-May

3-Aug

X

12:45P - 1:45P