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Palm Beach County, Treasure Coast school districts offering meals during closure for coronavirus

Posted at 10:05 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-03 04:47:25-04

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.  — The School District of Palm Beach County’s commitment to feeding students while schools are closed continues.

There will be an expanded total of 35 sites across Palm Beach County distributing ‘Grab and Go’ bags filled with breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack.

Boxes of food from Feeding South Florida will also be available on specific dates per location.

Food distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the meals are free to anyone under 18 years of age (under 22 for ESE students), regardless of financial need.

The USDA has provided a waiver to allow parents and guardians to pick up meals without the child being present.

However, according to USDA guidelines, parents must provide confirmation of the number of children for which they are picking up meals by one of the following methods: Student ID, Passport, Library Card, or a photo with the adult and children.

The parent will need to show this identification to the staff before the meals are distributed.

To limit person to person contact, drivers can pop the trunk on their car, or leave a seat open for food to be placed inside the vehicle.

To encourage social distancing and safety, those who walk or bike up to a site, are asked to maintain a distance of at least six feet.

Some of the food distribution locations have changed, so it’s important to review the website before pickup.

There have also been changes to the schedule for the box food distribution provided by Feeding South Florida.

School Food Service will be serving meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through at the following schools:

  • Belle Glade Elementary
  • Benoist Farms Elementary
  • Boca High School
  • Congress Middle
  • Conniston Middle
  • Forest Park Elementary
  • Gove Elementary
  • Greenacres Elementary
  • Hammock Pointe Elementary
  • Highland Elementary
  • Hope Centennial Elementary
  • Indian Pines Elementary
  • J.C. Mitchell Elementary School
  • Jupiter Elementary
  • Lake Park Elementary
  • Lake Worth High School
  • Lantana Middle School
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • Loxahatchee Elementary
  • Northmore Elementary
  • Okeeheelee Middle
  • Osceola Creek Middle
  • Osceola Creek Middle
  • Pahokee Elementary
  • Palm Beach Lakes High School
  • Palm Springs Middle
  • PB Lakes High
  • Pine Jog Elementary
  • Rolling Green Elementary
  • Roosevelt Elementary
  • Rosenwald Elementary
  • Suncoast High
  • Tradewinds Middle
  • Village Academy
  • Wellington Landings Middle
  • Wynnebrook Elementary

Martin County: From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • J.D. Parker Elementary
  • Hobe Sound Elementary
  • Jensen Beach Elementary
  • Port Salerno Elementary
  • Warfield Elementary

St. Lucie County:From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Chester A. Moore Elementary
  • Northport K-8
  • Treasure Coast High School

Indian River County School District on Monday — before the school-shutdown extension was announced — added afternoon meal-distribution stops to its Mobile Cafès schedule.

On Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays, students can pick up an afternoon snack and dinner for that evening and the following day, according to the district website. On Friday, students will receive snacks and evening meals for the weekend. Students must be present to receive the meals.

Indian River County: Starting Monday, March 16

  • They will have a mobile cafe. You can find the schedule by clicking here.