District kicks off free summer meal program


School’s out for the summer, but students are still hungry, and the School District’s School Food Service Department is offering free meals for all children in Palm Beach County.

Schools across the District will be serving free, nutritionally balanced breakfasts and lunches to children through the age of 18 at school locations across the county. Plus, in order to keep bellies full and learning continuing through the summer, several Palm Beach County Library locations will be serving free lunches and snacks daily as well.

Summer Food Service sites are located at schools in the immediate vicinity of areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year and to those students enrolled in summer school or camps.

Breakfast will be served from 8 – 8:30 a.m. and lunches will be served from 11:30 – noon:
• Belle Glade Elementary, 500 NW Ave. L in Belle Glade (4 days a week)
• Crossroads Academy, 225 SW 12th Ave. in Belle Glade (4 days a week)
• Everglades Prep, 360 E Main St. Bldg. C in Pahokee (4 days a week)
• Glades Academy, 7368 SR 15 in Pahokee (4 days a week)
• Glades Central High School, 1001 SW Ave. M in Belle Glade (4 days a week)
• Gladeview Elementary School, 11005 SW Ave. G in Belle Glade (Monday – Friday)
• Gove Elementary School, 1000 SE Ave. G in Belle Glade (Monday – Friday)
• Lake Shore Middle School, 425 W Canal St. N in Belle Glade (4 days a week)
• Pahokee Elementary School, 360 E Main Place in Pahokee (Monday – Friday)
• Pahokee High School, 900 Larrimore Road in Pahokee (Monday – Friday)
• Pahokee Middle School, 850 Larrimore Road in Pahokee (Monday – Friday)
• Pioneer Park Elementary, 39500 Pioneer Park Road in Belle Glade (Monday – Friday)
• Rosenwald Elementary, 1321 MLK Boulevard in South Bay – (4 days a week)
• St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 710 S Main St. in Belle Glade (Monday – Friday)

Lunches and afternoon snacks will be available through the following county local library branches:
• Belle Glade Library, 725 NW 4th St. in Belle Glade, on Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – noon.
• Clarence B. Anthony Library, 375 SW 2nd Ave. in South Bay, on Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – noon.
• Loula V. York Library, 525 Bacom Point Road in Pahokee, on Monday – Friday from 11 a.m. – noon.

Last year, more than 750,000 meals were served through this free program. No application is required to receive the meals.

For information visit www.palmbeachschools.org

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