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More kids meal distribution locations added

By Staff | Mar 27, 2020

The School District of Lee County is expanding its Grab & Go meal distribution sites and hours for the week of March 30 to April 3. Six Schools and 15 bus stops are being added. The breakfast and lunch meal bags will also be available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“Last week we served more than 50,000 meals,” said Food and Nutrition Services Director Lauren Couchois in a release issued by the district Friday. “In an effort to reach as many children as possible we wanted to expand our reach and get to communities that could not get to us.”

Breakfast and lunch are served together in a single bag. The meals are free for anyone 18 and younger. Each child must be present at the pick-up location to receive a “Grab & Go” bag. It is expected the meals will be eaten at home, and not the locations where they are picked up.

The meals will be available for pick-up between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at the following schools.

West Zone

Cape Elementary

Hector Cafferata Elementary

North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts

Patriot Elementary

Pelican Elementary

Pine Island Elementary

Tropic Isles Elementary

East Zone

Edgewood Academy

Gateway Elementary

Lehigh Acres Elementary

Manatee Elementary

Mirror Lakes Elementary

Orange River Elementary

Riverhall Elementary

Sunshine Elementary

The Alva School

Tice Elementary

Tortuga Preserve Elementary

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts

South Zone

Allen Park Elementary

Bonita Springs Elementary

Colonial Elementary

Fort Myers Middle Academy

Franklin Park Elementary

Heights Elementary

James Stephens Int’l Academy

Pinewoods Elementary

Ray V Pottorf Elementary

San Carlos Park Elementary

Villas Elementary

NEW! Meals will be served from school buses at the addresses and times listed below:

Bus Route #1

9:45 a.m. – Lantana St. and Gardenia Ave.

11:00 a.m. – Dupree St and American Ave.

12:00 p.m. – 3739 Metro Pkwy – Westwood Apartments By Play Ground

Bus Route #2

9:45 a.m. – S. Tamiami Trl and Unique Circle

11:00 a.m. – Broadway W. and Luettich Ln

12:00 p.m. – 21450 S. Tamiami Trl (Inside Covered Wagon)

Bus Route #3

9:45 a.m. – Bonita Beach Rd and Saldivar Camp

11:30 a.m. – 11902 Bonita Beach Rd SE (Flamingo Island Flea Mark)

Bus Route #4

9:45 a.m. – 3746 Metro Pkwy (Westchase Apts)

11:00 a.m. – Evans Ave and Park Windsor Dr (Carrell Corners)

12:00 p.m. – Red Cedar Dr and Hayley Ln (Around The Clock Fitness)

Bus Route #5

9:45 a.m. – Corkscrew Rd and Six Ls Farm Rd (Door Side)

12:00 p.m. – 18412 Lee Rd (Karl Drews Center)

Bus Route #6

9:45 a.m. – 2325 S. Olga Dr (Olga Community Center)

11:00 a.m. – First St Al and Avenue B (Charleston Park Community)

Note: Arrival times for all stops may vary based on departure times.

Food and Nutrition Services will be using designated vehicle ramp of each of the feeding site 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.

The location of “Grab & Go” pick-up sites is flexible and could change depending on the demand.

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

Several School District community partners are also opening to provide “Grab & Go” Meals March 30 to April 3 between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. These include:

Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo Bonita

26095 Milagro Ln.

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Boys and Girls Renaissance

1623 Joust St.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

Estero Super Kids Club

8088 Lord’s Way Street

Estero, FL 33928

Fort Myers Beach Boys and Girls Club

134 Connecticut St.

Fort Myers Beach Fl , 33931

Landings at Eastpoint

3701 Sabal Palm Boulevard

Fort Myers, FL 33916

Pine Manor Improvement

5546 Ninth Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33907

Rosemary Park Super Kids

26645 Vagabond Way

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Stars Complex

2980 Edison Ave.

Fort Myers, FL 33916

Suncoast Community Center

2241 Case Lane

North Fort Myers, FL 33917

Super Kids Club Cypress Lake

8260 Cypress Lake Dr.

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 Blvd.

Fort Myers, FL 33919

YMCA Sports Bonita (Kent)

27200 Kent Road

Bonita Springs, FL 34135

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.

Source: School District of Lee County