Schools throughout Palm Beach County will open their doors on Thursday and Friday to share a free healthy breakfast and lunch after Hurricane Irma.
Twenty-seven schools in Palm Beach County will open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast this week and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch.
All children under the age of 18, as well as the adult accompanying them, are welcome to eat at one of the school sites.
Children do not have to be a registered student in the Palm Beach County school district to receive a free meal.
The impacts of Hurricane Irma are being felt across our community and Superintendent Robert Avossa ordered feeding locations be opened to ensure children are receiving the meals they would have normally received at school.
The following Palm Beach County schools will be open to serve meals:
Benoist Farms Elementary
Coral Reef Elementary
Forest Park Elementary
Jerry Thomas Elementary
L.C. Swain Middle
Lake Park Elementary
Lake Worth High
Olympic Heights High
Osceola Creek Middle
Palm Beach Lakes High
Palm Springs Middle
Pine Jog Elementary
Spanish River High
Wellington Landings Middle
Meals served at St. Lucie County Schools
St. Lucie Public schools will service breakfast and lunch to students (pre-K through age 18) on Thursday and Friday at the following locations:
C.A. Moore Elementary
Samuel S. Gaines K-8 Academy
St. Lucie Elementary
Village Green Elementary
Windmill Point Elementary
Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both days.
The meals are free and students may go to any location. They are not required to go to their home school. Students choosing to enjoy meals at any of the locations should go first to the front office prior to each meal.
“Even in the wake of Hurricane Irma’s devastation, we want to do everything possible to meet the needs of our students,” said Superintendent of Schools E. Wayne Gent said in a written statement. “We are happy to provide this service to our community."
Please note that federal school meal guidelines require individuals to consume meals on campus; meals will not be prepared for carry-out.
Indian River County provides lunches to public
The Indian River County school district said they will provide a limited number of cold lunches similar to the free lunches delivered by their bus program during the summer. Any resident is eligible to receive a lunch regardless of age.
Lunches will be delivered on Thursday and Friday to the locations and times in the embedded tweet below: