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Pasco Schools to provide free meals during summer

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Posted at 8:53 AM, Jun 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-06 09:16:53-04

PASCO COUNTY, Fla.  — Starting Monday, Pasco County Schools will offer free meals for the summer.

The district will provide breakfasts and lunches Monday through Thursday to anyone 18 and younger.

Children must be present and eat the meal on-site, a change from during the pandemic when they could take the meals to go.

Elementary locations will serve breakfast from 8-8:20 a.m. and lunch from 11:10-11:30 a.m.

Middle and high schools will serve breakfast from 9:45-10:05 a.m. and lunch from 12:55-1:15 p.m.

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Locations:

West Pasco

  • Chasco Middle
  • Deer Park Elementary
  • Gulf Highlands Elementary
  • Gulf Middle
  • Hudson Primary Academy
  • James M Marlowe Elementary
  • Paul R Smith Middle
  • Richey Elementary
  • River Ridge Middle/High
  • Schrader Elementary
  • Seven Springs Elementary
  • Seven Springs Middle
  • Sunray Elementary
  • Trinity Oaks Elementary

Central Pasco

  • Crews Lake Middle
  • Pine View Elementary
  • Dr. Mary Giella Elementary

East Pasco

  • Centennial Elementary
  • Cypress Creek Middle
  • East Pasco Education Academy
  • New River Elementary
  • Quail Hollow Elementary
  • R.B. Cox Elementary
  • Thomas E. Weightman Middle
  • Veterans Elementary
  • Wesley Chapel Elementary
  • West Pasco Education Academy
  • Wiregrass Elementary
  • Woodland Elementary
  • Zephyrhills High

Students attending PLACE or Extended School Year programs at these schools will receive their meals on campus while attending the program.

Additionally, buses will be at the following locations on Monday through Thursday to provide lunch:

  • 11:20 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Hilltop Landings Apartments (37611 Colina Drive, Dade City)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Trilby United Methodist Church (37504 Trilby Road, Dade City)
  • 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Resurrection House Park (37124 Lock Street, Dade City)
  • 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Zephyrhills YMCA (37301 Chapel Hill Loop, Zephyrhills)
  • 12:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Crystal Springs Community Center (1655 Partridge Blvd, Zephyrhills)

Anyone with questions can email FNS@pasco.k12.fl.us .

Other districts offering free meals:

Hillsborough County

Pinellas County

  • Community eligible schools will provide free meals.
  • For non-CEP schools, parents will need to submit a meal application in order to qualify for free or reduced lunch. Otherwise, students will be charged for school.

Manatee County

  • Free meals begin May 31 for all kids and teens at multiple locations.
  • This is not an income-dependent program. It’s designed to make sure students have access to nutrition over the summer.
  • Free meals will be provided to students attending school district summer programs, local camps, community centers, and churches. Three mobile food buses and two mobile “Caboose” food vehicles will deliver meals to multiple locations in Bradenton, Palmetto, and Parrish.
  • Meals are required to be eaten on site.
  • To find the nearest food location, call 211, text “Food” to 304-304, or visit the website.

Sarasota County

  • Meals remain free but the district will not be able to provide multiple meals at one time.
  • Breakfast and lunch must be eaten on site.