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Manatee County Schools expand meal distribution during coronavirus closure

Posted at 5:36 AM, Mar 30, 2020

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. — Amid the coronavirus pandemic, all Florida schools are closed until at least April 15. Manatee 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.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF CORONAVIRUS

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 sites.

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

SCHOOL SITES
Food distributed from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • Abel Elementary
  • Ballard Elementary
  • Bashaw Elementary
  • Bayshore High
  • Blackburn Elementary
  • Braden River High
  • Braden River Middle
  • Buffalo Creek Middle
  • Daughtrey Elementary
  • Haile Middle
  • Harllee Center
  • Johnson/Wakeland K-8
  • King Middle
  • Kinnan Elementary
  • Lakewood Ranch High
  • Lee Middle
  • Manatee Elementary
  • Manatee High
  • Miller Elementary
  • Myakka Elementary
  • Oneco Elementary
  • Palm View Elementary
  • Palmeo Elementary
  • Palmeo High
  • Prine Elementary
  • Samoset Elementary
  • Seabreeze Elementary
  • Sugg Middle
  • Tara Elementary
  • Tillman Elementary

CABOOSE LOCATIONS
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Manatee Mobile Home Park, 2204 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

  • City Stop, 619 11th Ave. E., Bradenton

BUS LOCATIONS
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

  • Southeast High School, 1200 37th Ave. E., Bradenton

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • Turner Chapel, 317 11th St. W., Palmetto

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

  • Bradenton Village Apt., 1302 3rd St. W., Bradenton

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • Palmeo Youth Center, 501 17th St. W., Palmetto

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

  • DeSoto Boys & Girls Club, 5236 30th St W., Bradenton

COMMUNITY SITES
Food distributed from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

  • 13th Avenue Community Center, 922 24th St E, Bradenton
  • East Migrant Head Start, 34590 State Road 64 E, Myakka City
  • Rubonia Community Center, 1309 72nd St E, Palmetto
  • The Source Church, 5412 FL-64, Bradenton
  • Wee Care, 10540 Hamilton Way, Myakka City