Meals for Students
During the week of Spring Break (March 16—March 20), we encourage any families looking for meal support to reach out to local food banks and food pantries. Please visit All Faiths Food Banks’ Food Distribution Schedules on their website for location information.
Any/all children 18 or under will be provided meals starting on Monday, March 23. The meal service will run Monday thru Friday each week until schools reopen. The following locations will be open for drive-thru meal service:
- Booker High School – 3201 North Orange Avenue
- Fruitville Elementary School – 601 Honore Avenue
- Garden Elementary School -700 Center Road, Venice
- North Port High School – 6400 West Price Blvd, North Port
- Atwater Elementary School – 4701 Huntsville Ave, North Port
Parents and guardians can pick up a meal for their child from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM during the day. Children must be in the car for staff to verify in order for parents and guardians to receive a meal. The meals will consist of a lunch, as well as a breakfast for the next morning. Parents and guardians should follow the signs when entering each of the school campuses.
Our Food & Nutrition Services department will attempt to accommodate a child’s allergens – parents and guardians will need to email Kristen.Pulfer@sarasotacountyschools.net with allergen considerations, school location for pick up, and approximate time of pick up.
The school district will be communicating updates with families and employees as new information becomes available to us. We appreciate your patience and understanding as state and national guidelines are changing daily, at times hourly. Please continue to practice good health habits such as social distancing and frequent hand washing with soap. Thank you!
–Sarasota County Schools