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Sarasota Schools changes free lunch delivery

Rather than passing out food daily, families can collect lunch for the week one day a week.
by: Brynn Mechem Staff Writer

Starting Thursday, Sarasota County Schools will stop distributing out free lunches daily and switch to a weekly version. 

On April 9, all children 18 and under will be provided with a week's worth of food. The switch was made to help serve families more efficiently and limit family and employee exposure. 

Food distribution will not be available Friday because of a pre-scheduled mini break. 

Food will then be distributed every Friday, starting up again on April 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children must be present in the car for a meal pick-up. 

Parents can pick up their child's meal from the following locations: 

  • Booker High School at 3201 North Orange Ave.;
  • Alta Vista Elementary School at 1050 S. Euclid Ave.; 
  • Fruitville Elementary School at 601 Honore Ave.;
  • Garden Elementary School at 700 Center Road, Venice;
  • Wilkinson Elementary School at 3400 Wilkinson Road; 
  • Lamarque Elementary School at 415 Lamarque Ave., North Port;
  • North Port High School at 6400 W. Price Blvd., North Port; and
  • Atwater Elementary School at 4701 Huntsville Ave., North Port. 

The district will attempt to accommodate a child's allergens. Parents and guardians should email [email protected] with allergen considerations, school pick-up location and approximate time of pick-up. 


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