Polk County Public Schools will once again provide free breakfast and lunch to all students who attend our schools this year.
Meals are available for pick up for all students who are taking classes online through their enrolled school (Campus eSchool). Meals will be provided once per week — on Wednesdays, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.* — in a drive-through format, with each student receiving five breakfasts and five lunches.
For planning purposes, we are asking all families of Campus eSchool students to please fill out the linked form. You only need to complete the form once for each child.
PCPS prefers that Campus eSchool students pick up meals at their enrolled school if possible, but families can request an alternate site if they have children in more than one school, or if they live far from their enrolled school.
When picking up meals, eSchool students will need to provide their name and ID number. Students do not have to be present to receive meals, but family members or guardians must present at least one form of student identification.
- School identification card
- Page printed from Parent Portal showing student’s name and ID number
- Record from the school showing the student’s name and ID number (report card, schedule, etc.)
- Child’s passport
- Government-issued child identification card
- Other legal document identifying the child
Polk Virtual School students are not eligible for free school meals, based on USDA guidelines.
*Meal distribution will take place on Wednesdays from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at Lake Alfred Polytech Academy, Sleepy Hill Middle and Stambaugh Middle, because those schools have later start times.
The following schools will have an alternate pick-up location, or you can register for a more convenient pickup location using the survey linked above:
|School Name||Pickup Location|
|Achievement Academy (Bartow)||Bartow Elementary Academy|
|Achievement Academy (Lakeland)||Rochelle School of the Arts|
|Achievement Academy (Winter Haven)||Garner Elementary|
|Anna Woodbury Elementary||Lewis Elementary|
|Bill Duncan Opportunity Center||Oscar J Pope Elementary|
|Compass Middle Charter||Bartow Middle|
|Don E. Woods Opportunity||Dundee Elem|
|Doris Sanders Learning Center||Combee Academy|
|Eckerd Connects Day Treatment||Combee Academy|
|Fresh Start (Lakeland)||Crystal Lake Middle|
|Fresh Start (Haines City)||Daniel Jenkins Academy|
|Gause Academy of Leadership||Bartow Senior|
|Hartridge Academy||Caldwell Elementary|
|Jean O Dell Learning Center||Floral Ave Elementary|
|Karen M. Siegel Academy||Lake Alfred Polytech|
|Lakeland Montessori||Lawton Chiles Middle|
|Lakeland Montessori Middle||Lawton Chiles Middle|
|New Beginnings High School (Lakeland)||Southwest Middle|
|New Beginnings High School (Fort Meade)||Fort Meade M/S|
|New Beginnings High School (Winter Haven)||Denison|
|Polk Grad Academy||Daniel Jenkins Academy|
|REAL Academies||Daniel Jenkins Academy|
|Ridge Technical Academy||Daniel Jenkins Academy|
|Ridge Teen Parent||Daniel Jenkins Academy|
|Roosevelt Academy||Spook Hill Elementary|
|Traviss Technical Academy||Oscar J Pope Elementary|
PCPS is able to provide free meals to students as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision. For more information, please visit this link.