**SCHEDULE CHANGE – Beginning on April 13, school lunch pick up will be on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11am-1pm. Pick up locations have also been changed. Full details below.**

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

Lunches can be picked up at specific school sites between 11am-1pm on Monday, Wednesday, & Friday. Extra food for breakfast and lunch will be provided each day to make sure children’s needs are met. 

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.

Polk County School Lunch Distribution Locations:

**CHECK THE LIST BELOW – The list of schools distributing lunches has changed, some will no longer be open beginning April 13. 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 schools:
Lakeland – Churchwell Elementary
Lakeland – Combee Academy
Lakeland – Crystal Lake Elementary
Lakeland – Dixieland Elementary
Lakeland – Highland City Elementary
Lakeland – Jesse Keen Elementary
Lakeland – Kathleen Elementary
Lakeland – Medulla Elementary
Lakeland – North Lakeland Elementary
Lakeland – Padgett Elementary
Lakeland – Philip O’Brien 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 Elementary
Lakeland – Southwest Middle
Lakeland – Spessard Holland Elementary
Lakeland – Tenoroc High

Community Locations in Lakeland:

Parker St. Ministries – 719 N. Massachusetts Ave., Lakeland, FL 33801

Rhema Word of Faith – 3330 Skyview Dr., Lakeland, FL 33801

Sunshine Village – 1234 Reynolds Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801

Polk County locations:
Auburndale – Auburndale Central Elementary
Auburndale – Caldwell Elementary
Auburndale – Lena Vista Elementary
Bartow – Bartow Middle
Bartow – Floral Avenue Elementary
Bartow – Gibbsons Street PreK Center
Bartow – Stephens Elementary
Bartow / Lake Wales – Alturas Elementary
Davenport – Citrus Ridge Elementary
Davenport – Davenport School Of The Arts
Davenport – Horizons Elementary
Davenport – Loughman Oaks Elementary
Dundee – Dundee Elementary
Eagle Lake – Eagle Lake Elementary
Eagle Lake – Pinewood Elementary
Frostproof – Ben Hill Griffin
Ft. Meade – Lewis Elementary
Haines City – Alta Vista Elementary
Haines City – Eastside Elementary
Haines City – Haines City Head Start
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 – Elbert Elementary
Winter Haven – Garner Elementary
Winter Haven – Inwood Elementary
Winter Haven – Jewett School of the Arts
Winter Haven – Wahneta Elementary

Community Locations:

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

Stay Plus Inn (Daily Delivery) – 33224 US 27, Haines City, FL 33844

3409 Kelly Ct, Mullberry, FL 33860

4230 FL Highway 60, Mullberry, FL 33860

19 Regel Loop, Mullberry, FL 33860

1st Baptist Church @ Bradley Junction – 610 Pine St., Mulberry, FL 33860

Ryals Rd Mobile Home Park – 4105 Ryals Rd, Mulberry, FL 33860

Turner Rd @ Upper Meadows – Tennis Courts, Mulberry, FL 33860

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

Abbey Lane Apartments – 100 Evergreen Place SW, Winter Haven, FL 33880

Palm Place Apartments (Daily Delivery) – 2401 1st. St N, Winter Haven, FL 33881

Lucerne Park Community Center (Daily Delivery) – 2nd St. NE and Ware Ave., Winter Haven, FL

The Villas @ Lake Smart Clubhouse (Daily Delivery) – Lucerne Park Rd. And Rochelle Dr., Winter Haven, FL

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

Schools no longer serving lunches (as of 4/13):

Bartow – Bartow Academy
Frostproof – Frostproof Elementary
Haines City – Bethune Academy
Haines City – Sandhill Elementary
Lakeland – Blake Academy
Lakeland – Carlton Palmore Elementary
Lakeland – Cleveland Court Elementary
Lakeland – Griffin Elementary
Lakeland – Highlands Grove Elementary
Lakeland – Lincoln Avenue Academy
Lakeland – N.E. Roberts Elementary
Lakeland – Oscar J. Pope Elementary
Lakeland – Sikes Elementary
Lakeland – Socrum Elementary
Lakeland – Valleyview Elementary
Lakeland – Watson Elementary
Lakeland – Winston Academy
Winter Haven – Brigham Academy
Winter Haven – Garden Grove Elementary
Winter Haven – Lake Shipp Elementary
Winter Haven – Snively Elementary

**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.

Also check out our list of 100+ Indoor & Outdoor Activities to Enjoy at Home and visit our Updates page for additional articles we think might be useful to you as we all try to navigate this strange time.

Additional Articles: