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Tampa Bay area school districts announce plans to feed students during closure

Posted: 11:15 AM, Mar 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-23 09:10:03-04
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TAMPA, Fla. — Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Florida schools are closed until March 30 and local districts are announcing their plans to make sure student are still fed.

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Hillsborough County

"Grab-and-Go" meals will be offered from March 23 to March 27 for children 18 and under. The locations will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. daily.

Locations:

  • Alonso High School
  • Armwood High School
  • Blake High School
  • Brandon High School
  • Chamberlain High School
  • Durant High School
  • East Bay High School
  • Hillsborough High School
  • Jefferson High School
  • King High School
  • Lennard High School
  • Leto High School
  • Madison Middle School
  • Middleton High School
  • Mort Elementary School
  • Plant City High School
  • Reddick Elementary School
  • Rodgers Middle School
  • Sligh Middle School
  • Smith Middle School
  • Spoto High School
  • Strawberry Crest High School
  • Wharton High School

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Pinellas County

Meals will be offered at several sites from March 23 to March 27 to children 18 and under. The child must be present to get the meal.

It will include lunch and breakfast for the following day. They will be "grab and go" and served in a drive-thru process at the car/bus circle. Walkers should go to the main entrance of the school.

Locations and times:

  • Dunedin Elementary, 900 Union Street, Dunedin: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Eisenhower Elementary, 2800 Drew St., Clearwater: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Marjorie K. Rawlings Elementary, 6505 68th St., N Pinellas Park: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • John Hopkins Middle School, 701 16th St S, St. Petersburg: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • New Heights Elementary, 3901 37th St. N, St. Petersburg: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
  • Ponce De Leon Elementary, 1301 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Clearwater: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Southern Oak Elementary, 9101 Walsingham Rd., Largo: 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Tarpon Springs Elementary, 555 Pine St., Tarpon Springs: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Fairmount Park Elementary, 575 41st St S, St. Petersburg: 10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

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Polk County

Meals will be offered at several sites from March 17 through March 20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The meals are available for children under 18 and the child must be present to get the meal.

There will be a drive up process to get the food, but if you don't have a vehicle the district says a walk-up section will be created.

Meal sites:

  • Alta Vista Elementary
  • Alturas Elementary
  • Bartow Middle
  • Ben Hill Griffin
  • Caldwell Elementary
  • Chain of Lakes Elementary
  • Churchwell Elementary
  • Citrus Ridge Elementary
  • Crystal Lake Elementary
  • Dundee Elementary
  • Eagle Lake Elementary
  • Eastside Elementary
  • Highlands Grove Elementary
  • Horizons Elementary
  • Inwood Elementary
  • Lake Alfred Elementary
  • Laurel Elementary
  • Lewis Elementary
  • Loughman Oaks Elementary
  • McLaughlin Middle
  • Palmetto Elementary
  • Palmetto Elementary
  • Polk City Elementary
  • Purcell Elementary
  • R. Bruce Wagner Elementary
  • Rochelle School of the Arts
  • Scott Lake Elementary
  • Sleepy Hill Middle
  • Southwest Middle
  • Spessard Holland Elementary
  • Tenoroc High
  • Wahneta Elementary

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Pasco County

Meals will be offered on a drive-thru basis at seven designated sites starting Tuesday, March 24. The pre-packaged meals are available for children under 18 and the child must be present to get the meal.

It will include lunch and breakfast for the following day. If you are planning to visit one of the sites, the district asks that you fill out this form to help better gauge the demand for meals.

The following locations will be open from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. from March 23 to March 27.

  • Crews Lake Middle School, 15144 Shady Hills Road, Spring Hill
  • Fivay High School, 12115 Chicago Avenue, Hudson
  • Gulf Middle School, 6419 Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey
  • New River Elementary School, 4710 River Glen Boulevard, Wesley Chapel
  • Pasco High School, 36850 State Road 52, Dade City
  • Sunray Elementary School, 4815 Sunray Drive, Holiday
  • Zephyrhills High School, 6335 12th Street, Zephyrhills

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Citrus County

Meals will be offered to children under 18, March 16 to March 20 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Parents will be able to drive up and get the food. Children must be in the vehicle at the time, the district says.

The meals will include one lunch and one breakfast for the following day.

The locations are:

  • Crystal River Primary - Crystal River (front of the school)
  • Forest Ridge Elementary - Beverly Hills (front of the school)
  • Pleasant Grove Elementary - Inverness (Bus ramp)
  • Citrus High School - Inverness (Stadium road/Cafeteria entrance)
  • Central Ridge Elementary - Citrus Springs (Bus ramp)
  • Lecanto High School - Lecanto (towards Crest School)
  • Rock Crusher Elementary - Crystal River/Homosassa (front of the school)

Manatee County

Meals will be offered to students 18 and under at several locations from March 16 through March 20.

North Locations (Palmetto):
• 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Turner Chapel
• 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lincoln Park

South Bus Locations (Bradenton):
• 11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Southeast High School
• 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Bradenton Village Apartments
• 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pride Park

Caboose Locations (Bradenton):
• 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Manatee Mobile Home Park
• 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. City Stop
(Tropicana will be hosting fun, kid-friendly community events at the City Stop location on Tuesday, March 17 and Thursday March 19)

For a list of additional locations not listed, visit summerbreakspot.freshfromflorida.com.