Polk County Public Schools will continue providing meals for students during the summer. A new schedule and list of meal sites will go into effect June 1 through July 23.

**SCHEDULE CHANGE – Beginning on June 1, school lunch pick up will be on Monday and Thursday from 11am-1pm. Pick up locations have also been changed. Full details below.**

Polk County Public Schools will continue to provide meals to children 18 years and under while school campuses are closed. Many of our students rely on free school lunches and breakfast provided through a national program.

Lunches can be picked up at specific school sites between 11am-1pm on Monday and Thursday. Children will receive three breakfasts and three lunches each day so they are fed throughout the week.

We also have a schedule of Mobile Food Pantry Pick-Up Locations where additional food is available at no cost.

PCPS no longer requires that children be present to receive meals. Although they prefer that children are present (to help ensure the meals are going to the right place), it is not required. If children are not present, please bring their school ID, or be ready to provide their names/schools to PCPS staff. This is necessary for record-keeping purposes.

Note that not all schools will be distributing lunches, but families are still welcome to visit any meal distribution site to receive food. This service is available to all Polk County children, including students of public, private and charter schools, and homeschool students.

For updates and additional details visit the Polk County Schools website.

To meet the needs of our community, PCPS will continue to work with community partners to provide meals at community locations during the summer, and we are seeking additional partners. Anyone interested in establishing a community site should email summermeals@polk-fl.net. Community site organizers must be able to staff the locations on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Polk County School Lunch Distribution Locations:
(THIS LIST HAS CHANGED AS OF June 1)

**CHECK THE LIST BELOW – The list of schools distributing lunches has changed, some will no longer be open beginning June 1. You can pick up a meal at ANY OF THE LOCATIONS where meals are offered. THEY DO NOT HAVE TO ATTEND THAT LOCATION.**

The best way to find these school locations is to search Google Maps. You can also send us a private message on Facebook or Instagram or through our Contact Us page with your address and we will help find a location near you.

Lakeland area school locations:
Lakeland – Combee Academy
Lakeland – Crystal Lake Elementary
Lakeland – Dr. N.E. Roberts Elementary
Lakeland – Jesse Keen Elementary
Lakeland – Kathleen Elementary
Lakeland – Lake Gibson Middle
Lakeland – Scott Lake Elementary
Lakeland – Sleepy Hill Middle

School Locations across Polk County:
Auburndale – Caldwell Elementary
Bartow – Stephens Elementary
Davenport – Citrus Ridge Elementary
Dundee – Dundee Elementary
Eagle Lake – Eagle Lake Elementary
Frostproof – Ben Hill Griffin
Ft. Meade – Lewis Elementary
Haines City – Eastside Elementary
Haines City – Sandhill Elementary
Lake Wales – McLaughlin Middle
Mulberry – Mulberry Middle
Poinciana – Palmetto Elementary
Winter Haven – Chain of Lakes Elementary
Winter Haven – Garner Elementary
Winter Haven – Inwood Elementary
Winter Haven – Wahneta Elementary

Community Locations:
(As of 6/1/20. Check the PCPS Website for new locations)

Bartow:

  • Carver Rec Center, 520 S Idlewood Ave.
  • Community Christian Church, 820 W Stuart St.
  • Summerlin Apartments, 980 E. Church St.
Davenport:
  • The Ridge Community, 49473 US Hwy 27

Fort Meade:

  • Christmas Tree Park, 2400 Hutchins Road

Frostproof:

  • Lakeview Park Community, 38 King Blvd.
  • Sun Ray Community Center
  • West Frostproof (next to the wifi bus) – Corner of W. Frostproof Rd and US Highway 98

Haines City:

  • Stay Plus Inn (Daily Delivery) 33224 US 27

Highland City:

  • Highland City HUB, 5367 9th St. SE

Mulberry:

  • 1st Baptist Church @ Bradley Junction – 610 Pine St.
  • 19 Regel Loop
  • 3409 Kelly Ct.
  • 4230 FL Highway 60
  • Ryals Rd Mobile Home Park, 4105 Ryals Rd.
  • Turner Rd @ Upper Meadows Tennis Courts

Lakeland, 33801:

  • First United Methodist Church, Lakeland (Beginning June 8), 72 Lake Morton Dr.
  • Parker St. Ministries, 719 N. Massachusetts Ave.
  • Rhema Word of Faith, 3330 Skyview Dr.
  • Sunshine Village, 1234 Reynolds Rd.

Winter Haven, 33880:

  • Abbey Lane Apartments, 100 Evergreen Place SW
  • The Mission of Winter Haven, 180 East Central Avenue
  • Palm Place Apartments (Daily Delivery), 2401 1st. St N

Winter Haven, 33881:

  • Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven center in Florence Villa, 203 Ave R NE

Winter Haven, 33884:

  • Redeemer City Church, 1410 Dundee Rd.

**CHECK THE POLK COUNTY SCHOOLS WEBSITE FOR UPDATES – Additional locations may be added or deleted from this list**

Additional information from Polk County Schools:

“A law enforcement officer (SRO/SRD) and school safety guardian will be assigned to each school that has been identified as a meal distribution site. Their presence will facilitate the safe and orderly preparation and distribution of meals during school closures. Law enforcement and school safety guardians will wear their standard uniform and will be available to assist the public with any law enforcement issues or concerns related to school safety.”

For updates and additional details visit the Polk County Schools website.


We also have a schedule of Mobile Food Pantry Pick-Up Locations where additional food is available at no cost.

Mobile Food Pantries

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