Meals on wheels: Alachua Co. Food Services delivers free food to low income neighborhoods


Whether it's grab and go kid favorites or customized meals the "On Point" food truck is here to serve you and the community during the summer months.

Alachua County Public Schools Food and Nutrition Services is serving hot and nutritious food to 80 locations for free.

But for families who can't make it to the feeding sites, the food truck travels to low income neighborhoods.

"Everyone gets excited that school's out for the summer but there is a lot of parents and kids that struggle during the summer," Caron Rowe with Alachua County Food Services said. "We want to be able to continue serving nutritious food during the summer and making sure the kids are fed," she said.

Kids 18 and under can get breakfast lunch and a snack at no cost.

You can get peanut butter and jelly, pizza, the sandwich of the day or customize your meal with a flat bread or nachos.

"It means a lot for the entire neighborhood. This is something to make sure the kids can eat and parents don't have to worry about it if they are at work," parent Michelle Walker said.

It takes the stress away from parents and the kids enjoy it too.

"The only reason why I get up in the morning is to go to the food trucks," Buchholz Senior Ricky Deleon said.

Starting in July, the program will also have a mobile learning lab for kids and parents.

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