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Citrus County Schools expand meal distribution during coronavirus closure

Posted at 5:08 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 05:31:04-04

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Florida schools are closed until at least April 15. Citrus County Schools on Friday announced an expansion of meal distribution for students during that time.

The district says school-aged children will continue to get meals from meal sites and bus routes starting March 30.


At the meal sites, parents will be able to drive up and get the food without having to exit their vehicle. Children must be in the vehicle at the time, the district says.

The district says food service employees will also be distributing meals directly from schools buses to families at designated bus stops.

Each meal site location will be open from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. daily. Bus distribution will also take place at that time.

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

Meal Distribution Sites at Schools:

Crystal River Primary – Crystal River (front of the school)
Forest Ridge Elementary – Beverly Hills (behind the school, back parking lot)
Pleasant Grove Elementary – Inverness (Side 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)
Homosassa Elementary - (front of the school)
Floral City Elementary - (front of the school)
Hernando Elementary - (front of the school)
Citrus Springs Elementary - (front of the school)

School Bus Meal Distribution Stops

Crystal River:

Serving Crystal River Primary:
W River Rd @ Power Line
Ft Island Trl @ Greenleaf Apts
N Sky Crest @ W Admiral Byrd (Bicentennial Park area)
Gulf to Lake @ Crede
Serving Citrus Springs Elementary:
N Citrus Springs Blvd @ Park
N Margaret Ter @ W Gene Martin (park)
W Dunklin @ Citrus Ave. (park)
W Sullivan @ N Oak Leaf
Serving Rock Crusher Elementary:
W Southern @ Roselyn Way
Homosassa Trl @ S Indiana (across from park by lodge)
Avocado @ Gulf or Griffith

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Serving Central Ridge Elementary:
W Gene martin Ln & N Margaret Ter.
E Stokes Ferry Rd & N Palm Oak Dr.
E Cermak St & N Irving Park Ave.
E Grail Pl & N Bighorn Pt.
Serving Forest Ridge Elementary:
W Silver Hill Ln & W Wild Cherry Ter.
W Union St & S Easy St.

Serving Lecanto Primary School:
W. Cardinal Ln & S Pleasant Ave.
Douglas St & Douglas Ct
S Pelican Ln & S Sandpiper Ter.
W Glenbrook St & S Oldfield Ave.

Serving Homosassa Elementary:
W Holiday St & S Skylark Ter.
S Riviera Dr & W Pebble Ln.
W Park Dr @ S Hamburg Ter.


Serving Hernando Elementary School:
N Retreat Dr. @ Boat Ramp
E Millwood Ln. @ N Tanglewood Ave.
Stately Oaks @ Mourning Dove Ct.
Serving Floral City Elementary:
E Oak Forest St. @41
Istachatta @ Thomas
Heatherwood Subdivision (E Heatherwood St. @ S Juneau Pt.)
Dolphin @ Withlapopka
E Zephyr Wing Ct. @ S Zeppelin Terr.

Serving Pleasant Grove Elementary:
Trail 10 @ Illiana
Serving Inverness Primary School:
Canal @ Seven Lakes
S Eden Gardens Ave.