Starting Nov. 4, Polk County Public Schools will be able to provide meals to all children 18 and under at specific pick-up locations.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted us additional flexibility for our weekly meal distribution program, which currently serves PCPS eSchool (online) students on Wednesday mornings.
Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 4, all traditional public high schools in Polk will have meals available for pick up for any child 18 and under, including non-PCPS students. Each site will offer a week’s worth of meals for each child.
IMPORTANT: Meals are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Advance registration is required to ensure we have enough food available.
The meal service will operate each Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the following high schools: Auburndale, Bartow, Fort Meade, Frostproof, George Jenkins, Haines City, Kathleen, Lake Gibson, Lakeland, Lake Region, Mulberry, Ridge Community, Tenoroc and Winter Haven.
When picking up meals, students do not have to be present, but family members or guardians must present at least one form of student identification. Examples include:
– 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