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School district announces meal pick-up sites

By Staff | Mar 18, 2020

The School District of Lee County’s Food and Nutrition Services department will serve a “Grab & Go” breakfast and lunch at 23 schools between March 23-27. The USDA has granted the district the flexibility to provide the meals during a time of unanticipated closure.

Breakfast and lunch will be served together in a single bag. The meals are free for anyone under 18 years of age. Each child must be present at the pick-up location to receive a bag. It is expected the meals will be eaten at home, and not the schools where they are picked up.

The meals will be available for pick-up between 9 and 11 a.m. at the following schools:

– West Zone: Cape Coral Elementary, Patriot Elementary, Hector A Cafferata, Tropic Isles Elementary and North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts

– South Zone: Allen Park Elementary, James Stephens International Academy, Ray V Pottorf Elementary, San Carlos Park Elementary, Pinewoods Elementary, Bonita Springs Elementary, Heights Elementary, Villas Elementary, Colonial Elementary and Fort Myers Middle Academy

– East Zone: The Alva School, Orange River Elementary, Manatee Elementary, Mirror Lakes Elementary, Lehigh Acres Elementary, Tortuga Preserve Elementary, Riverhall Elementary and Gateway Elementary

Food and Nutrition Services will use the bus ramp of each of the schools to create an orderly process to drive or walk up, collect the “Grab & Go” meals, and then safely return home. School Resource Officers will be on site to help with security.

Several district community partners are also opening to provide “Grab & Go” Meals on March 23-27 between 9 and 11 a.m., which include:

– Lee County SFSP – Stars Complex

2980 Edison Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33916


– Pine Manor Improvement

5546 Ninth Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33907


– Boys & Girls Renaissance (HACFM Renaissance Preserve)

1623 Joust Street

Fort Myers, FL 33916


– Super Kids Club Cypress Lake

8260 Cypress Lake Drive

Fort Myers, FL 33919


– Wesley Super Kids Club

4141 Deleon St.

Fort Myers, FL 33901


– YMCA of Lee County (Royal Palm)

1360 Royal Palm Square Boulevard

Fort Myers, FL 33919


The location of “Grab & Go” pick-up sites is flexible and could change depending on the demand. A current list will be posted on the Food and Nutrition Services section of www.leeschools.net.

Breakfast and lunch will continue to be available as long as the district is operating under an unanticipated closure.