During the unexpected school closure, the Polk County School District will continue to provide lunches to children 18 years and under. Many of our students rely on free breakfast and lunch provided through a federal program.

PCPS will resume providing children with school breakfasts and lunches on Monday, March 30. Meals are available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday-Friday, at specific sites serving as food distribution locations. Distribution is similar to lunch distribution during the summer.

School lunches can be picked up at specific school sites serving as food distribution locations. Note that not all schools will be distributing lunches, but all students can pick up a lunch at the available locations listed below.

Distribution will be similar to lunch distribution during the summer. Lunches can be picked up between 11am-1pm from Monday – Friday.

Children must be present to receive a meal and the meal must be taken off site. Schools will have a drive-up process in place, so no one will have to exit their vehicles. For those who do not have a vehicle, a walk-up section will be created.

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.

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Polk County School Lunch Distribution Locations:

IMPORTANT: Children may 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 with your address and we will help find a location near you.

Lakeland area schools:
Lakeland – Churchwell Elementary
Lakeland – Combee Academy
Lakeland – Crystal Lake Elementary
Lakeland – Griffin Elementary
Lakeland – Highlands Grove Elementary
Lakeland – Jesse Keen Elementary
Lakeland – Medulla Elementary
Lakeland – Padgett Elementary
Lakeland – Purcell Elementary
Lakeland – R. Bruce Wagner Elementary
Lakeland – Rochelle School of the Arts
Lakeland – Scott Lake Elementary
Lakeland – Sleepy Hill Middle
Lakeland – Southwest Middle
Lakeland – Spessard Holland Elementary
Lakeland – Tenoroc High
Lakeland – Blake Academy
Lakeland – Carlton Palmore Elementary
Lakeland – Cleveland Court Elementary
Lakeland – Dixieland Elementary
Lakeland – Highland City Elementary
Lakeland – Kathleen Elementary
Lakeland – Lincoln Avenue Academy
Lakeland – N.E. Roberts Elementary
Lakeland – North Lakeland Elementary
Lakeland – Oscar J. Pope Elementary
Lakeland – Philip O’Brien Elementary
Lakeland – Sikes Elementary
Lakeland – Socrum Elementary
Lakeland – Southwest Elementary
Lakeland – Valleyview Elementary
Lakeland – Watson Elementary
Lakeland – Winston Academy

Additional locations:
Auburndale – Auburndale Central Elementary
Auburndale – Caldwell Elementary
Auburndale – Boswell Elementary
Auburndale – Lena Vista Elementary
Bartow – Bartow Middle
Bartow – Gibbsons Street PreK Center
Bartow – Bartow Academy
Bartow – Floral Avenue Elementary
Bartow – Stephens Elementary
Bartow / Lake Wales – Alturas Elementary
Davenport – Citrus Ridge Elementary
Davenport – Horizons Elementary
Davenport – Loughman Oaks Elementary
Davenport – Davenport School Of The Arts
Dundee – Dundee Elementary
Eagle Lake – Eagle Lake Elementary
Eagle Lake – Pinewood Elementary
Frostproof – Ben Hill Griffin
Frostproof – Frostproof Elementary
Ft. Meade – Lewis Elementary
Haines City – Alta Vista Elementary
Haines City – Eastside Elementary
Haines City – Haines City Head Start
Haines City – Bethune Academy
Haines City – Sandhill Elementary
Lake Alfred – Lake Alfred Elementary
Lake Wales – McLaughlin Middle
Lake Wales – Spook Hill Elementary
Mulberry – Kingsford Elementary
Poinciana – Laurel Elementary
Poinciana – Palmetto Elementary
Polk City – Polk City Elementary
Winter Haven – Chain of Lakes Elementary
Winter Haven – Inwood Elementary
Winter Haven – Jewett School of the Arts
Winter Haven – Wahneta Elementary
Winter Haven – Brigham Academy
Winter Haven – Elbert Elementary
Winter Haven – Garden Grove Elementary
Winter Haven – Garner Elementary
Winter Haven – Lake Shipp Elementary
Winter Haven – Snively Elementary

Satellite Locations:

3409 Kelly Ct, Mullberry, FL 33860

4230 FL Highway 60, Mullberry, FL 33860

19 Regel Loop, Mullberry, FL 33860

The Mission of Winter Haven
180 East Central Avenue, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Christmas Tree Park
2400 Hutchins Road, Fort, Meade, FL 33841

Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven center in Florence Villa
203 Ave R NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881

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

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