Today students in Palm Beach County School District have access to food at 97 grab-and-go food distribution sites.
Each child will receive food for 16 days. The distribution includes protein, vegetables, fruit, juices, milk and grains.
The district says parents or guardians must show proof of the child’s ID.
The food is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
For a list of sites, go to palmbeachschools.org.
School officials warn that it’s really important to take advantage of the food giveaway, because if it is not disseminated then there won’t be funding for it next year.
All children 18 years of age and younger (22 and younger for ESE) are eligible for the free meals.
The curbside pickup will contain at least three (3) breakfasts and three (3) lunches per kit. Schools eligible for the supper and snack programs will also be providing three (3) supper meals and three (3) snacks per kit.
A child does not have to be present to pick up meals. However, one of the following forms of identification is required to receive meals at the food distribution sites: Student ID Badge, Student Barcode Letter (that can be found in your child’s student portal), Passport, Birth Certificate, or Library Card. The adult picking up the meals can also bring a picture that has themselves and the children for whom they are picking up food, in the photo.
Meals 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.
For everyone’s health and safety, a facial covering or mask is required when picking up meals at any school food distribution site.