The Okaloosa County School District will be providing breakfast and lunch for all school age students beginning Wednesday, March 18th , and will continue the service through the week of March 23rd, when the state-mandated school closures take effect.
According to Superintendent Marcus Chambers, meals are not regularly provided during Spring Break across the state, but the District has added feedings next week during Spring Break due to the uncertainty in our community.
Said Chambers, “I want to bring the full extent of our resources to bear to make certain that any school-age student who needs food receives it. During a typical Spring Break, we’re not feeding students, but this Spring Break is anything but typical. We are working on expanding service sites for the week of March 23rd and will put out additional information shortly, but I want parents to be assured now that this service will be provided.”
Meal service will be of the “Grab and Go” variety with students required to eat meals off campus. The District is working closely with State officials and is seeking maximum flexibility in this program. Parents will receive updates as needed.
Breakfast and Lunch Serving Information
Weekdays from 7:30 am – 11:30 am beginning Wednesday, March 18 at the following sites:
- Baker School
- Laurel Hill School
- Northwood Elementary
- Riverside Elementary
- Lewis School
- Plew Elementary
- Destin Elementary
- Wright Elementary
- Mary Esther Elementary
- Edwins Elementary
State food service guidelines require the student to be present in order for meals to be distributed.
When a parent arrives at a meal site, they will be able to receive up to two meals for the day for each student they bring to the site (breakfast and lunch).
Students may pick up meals for themselves without a parent present.
The District will notify parents if meal sites are added the week of March 23rd.
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