Manatee County rolls out new mobile foodservice program

This summer, the mobile unit will stop at three different locations and feed all children under the age of 18.

MANATEE, Fla.—Hungry children stuck at home without transportation will have food come to them this summer as the Manatee County school food service programs rolls out a new program.

Summer food service officials will launch a mobile feeding unit this summer, which will stop at three different locations during lunchtime to feed all youngsters under the age of 18.

The mobile feeding unit is an addition to existing summer lunch programs. A dozen different schools run lunch programs each year, which are open to children whether they attend the school or not. The district also works with the county on different summer meals programs.