CORONAVIRUS: School District Announces Area Food Distribution Sites

Coronavirus News Palm Beach County Schools

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Source: Palm Beach County School District advisory verbatim) — School Food Service will continue its twice-a-week food distribution on Tuesday, May 26, and Thursday, May 28 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 51 school locations.  

However, the distribution site at Woodlands Middle School is closed due to maintenance. Families who would visit Woodlands will be directed to either L.C. Swain Middle School or Indian Pines Elementary School on Tuesday. On Thursday, Freedom Shores Elementary School will open as a distribution site.  Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days worth of meals for each child. 

Meals are FREE to anyone 18 years of age and younger (22 years of age and younger for ESE students), regardless of financial need. 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has provided a waiver to allow parents/guardians to pick up meals without the child being present. The parent needs to provide confirmation of the number of children for whom they are picking up meals, by one of the following methods: student ID, student passport, student library card, student birth certificate, or a photo of the adult with the students for whom they are picking up meals.

The parent will show the identification to staff providing the meals, and meals will be provided for the number of children identified. The District follows food distribution rules as outlined by the USDA.  Meals are not allowed to be picked up in bulk for multiple families.  The parent or guardian must be present to receive the meals.

To limit person-to-person contact, please remember to adhere to social distancing. Those driving to one of the feeding sites are asked to open the trunk of their car or leave a seat open where staff can place the food. People walking up to a site should remember to maintain a distance of at least six feet. These measures are taken very seriously and are intended to keep everyone safe.

Meals provided may vary by location and may contain allergens. Adults picking up the food are asked to be vigilant and ensure they do not take food if allergies may be a concern. Food should be refrigerated or discarded if not consumed upon receipt.




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