Central Florida schools will distribute free meals for students and here's where to get them

All Florida public school students will be out of the classroom until March 30 due to coronavirus concerns, which can be difficult for some parents who will need to cover the costs of daycare. To help with this, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services got the green light to allow schools to provide meals during the closures. It is up to each district to decide how they will distribute meals.

Several districts have announced their plans for distributing the meals and they can be found below.


Orange County Schools said that they will provide free breakfast and lunch for its students, 18-years-old and younger, between March 23 through March 27.

The following locations will distribute food:

  • Aloma Elementary School: 2949 Scarlet Road, Winter Park, FL 32792
  • Apopka Middle School: 425 N. Park Ave., Apopka, FL 32712
  • Azalea Park Elementary School: 1 Carol Avenue, Orlando, FL 32807
  • Bonneville Elementary School: 4700 Sussex Dr., Orlando, FL 32826-3899
  • Carver Middle School: 4500 W. Columbia St., Orlando, FL 32811
  • Castle Creek Elementary Schools: 1245 N. Avalon Park Blvd., Orlando, FL 32828
  • Catalina Elementary School: 2448 W.29th Street, Orlando, FL 32805
  • Colonial High School: 6100 Oleander Dr., Orlando, FL 32807
  • Conway Middle School: 4600 Anderson Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
  • Dover Shores Elementary School: 1200 Gaston Foster Rd., Orlando, FL 32812
  • Dr. Phillips High School: 6500 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819
  • East River High School: 650 East River Falcons Way, Orlando, FL 32833
  • Eccleston Elementary School: 1500 Aaron Ave., Orlando, FL 32811
  • Edgewater High School: 3100 Edgewater Dr., Orlando, FL 32804
  • Evans High School: 4949 Silver Star Rd., Orlando, FL 32808
  • Forsyth Woods Elementary School: 6651 Curtis Street, Orlando, FL 32807
  • Frangus Elementary School: 380 Killington Way, Orlando, FL 32835
  • Gotha Middle School: 9155 Gotha Road, Windermere, FL 34786
  • Hungerford Elementary School: 230 College Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
  • Ivey Lane Elementary School: 209 N. Silverton St., Orlando, FL 32811
  • Jones High School: 801 S. Rio Grande Ave., Orlando, FL 32805
  • Lake Gem Elementary School: 4801 Bloodhound St., Orlando, FL 32818
  • Lake Weston Elementary School: 5500 Milan Dr., Orlando, FL 32810
  • Lancaster Elementary School: 6700 Sheryl Ann Dr., Orlando, FL 32809
  • Liberty Middle School: 3405 S. Chickasaw Trail, Orlando, FL 32829
  • Maxey Elementary School: 602 E. Story Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • McCoy Elementary School: 5225 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando, FL 32809
  • Meadow Woods Elementary School: 500 Rhode Island Wood Cir., Orlando FL 32824
  • Meadow Woods Middle School: 1800 Rhode Island Woods Cir., Orlando, FL 32824
  • Memorial Middle School: 2220 W. 29th St., Orlando, FL 32805
  • Mollie Ray Elementary School: 2000 Beecher St., Orlando, Florida 32808
  • Oak Ridge High School: 700 West Oak Ridge Rd., Orlando, FL 32809
  • OCPS ACE K-8 School: 701 W Livingston St., Orlando, FL 32801
  • Orlo Vista Elementary School: 3 N. Hastings St., Orlando FL 32835
  • Pine Hills Elementary School: 1006 Ferndell Rd., Orlando, FL 32808
  • Pineloch Elementary School: 3101 Woods Ave., Orlando, FL 32805
  • Rock Lake Elementary School: 408 N. Tampa Ave., Orlando, FL 32805
  • Rolling Hills Elementary School: 3607 Damon Rd., Apopka FL 32703
  • Rosemont Elementary School: 4650 Point Lookout Rd., Orlando, FL 32808
  • Sally Ride Elementary School: 9601 11th Ave., Orlando, FL 32824
  • Shingle Creek Elementary School: 5620 Harcourt Ave., Orlando, FL 32839
  • Tangelo Park Elementary School: 5115 Anzio St., Orlando, FL 32819
  • Union Park Middle School: 1844 Westfall Dr., Orlando, FL 32817
  • University High School: 2450 Cougar Way, Orlando, FL 32817
  • Washington Shores Elementary School: 944 W. Lake Mann Dr., Orlando, FL 32806
  • Wedgefield K-8 School: 3835 Bancroft Blvd., Orlando, FL 32833
  • Wekiva High School: 2501 N. Hiawassee Rd., Apopka, FL 32703
  • Wheatley Elementary School: 1475 Marvin C Zanders Ave., Apopka, FL 32703
  • Wolf Lake Elementary School: 1771 W. Ponkan Rd., Apopka, FL 32712
  • Zellwood Elementary School: 3551 Washington St., Zellwood, FL 32798

Meals can be picked up at any of those locations between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school's car loop. Children can be in a vehicle, on foot, or on a bike to receive food. The child must be present to receive the meals and those waiting in line must maintain a six-feet distance from other people.

LYNX is offering free bus service to all children and their parents from March 23-27, 2020. Parents must be accompanied by their child to receive free fare. Children and/or parents should inform the driver that they are going to the school for breakfast and/or lunch and they will not be charged bus fare.


Osceola County Public Schools said that they will provide free breakfast and lunch for its students, 18-years-old and younger, between March 23 through March 27.

  • Michigan Avenue Elementary: 2015 S. Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, Florida
  • Lakeview Elementary: 2900 5th Street, St. Cloud, Florida
  • Ventura Elementary: 275 Waters Edge Drive, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Denn John Middle: 2001 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Central Avenue Elementary: 500 W. Columbia Avenue, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Osceola High: 420 S. Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Kissimmee Middle: 2410 Dyer Boulevard, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Sunrise Elementary: 1925 Ham Brown Road, Kissimmee, Florida
  • KOA Elementary: 5000 Koa Street, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Deerwood Elementary: 3701 Marigold Avenue, Kissimmee, Florida
  • Westside K-8 School: 2551 Westside Blvd, Kissimmee, Florida


Seminole County Public Schools said that they will provide free breakfast and lunch for its students, 18-years-old and younger, between March 23 through March 27.

The following locations will distribute food:

  • Casselberry Elementary: 1075 Crystal Bowl Circle, Casselberry, Florida 32707
  • English Estates Elementary: 299 Oxford Road, Fern Park, Florida 32730
  • Midway Elementary: 2368 Brisson Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771
  • Pine Crest Elementary: 405 W. 27th Street, Sanford, Florida 32773
  • Spring Lake Elementary: 695 Orange Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714
  • Wicklow Elementary: 100 Placid Lake Drive, Sanford, Florida 32773
  • Winter Springs Elementary: 701 W. S.R. 434, Winter Springs, Florida 32708

Meals can be picked up at any of those locations between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the car loop of each school site, they said. District staff will distribute the food directly into vehicles upon arrival. Walkers or bike riders can also receive meals.


Volusia County Schools said that they will be providing free breakfast and lunch for its students, 18-years-old and younger, between March 23 through March 27.

The following locations will distribute food:

  • Tomoka Elementary School: 999 Old Tomoka Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32174
  • Osceola Elementary School: 100 Osceola Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32176
  • Mainland High School: 1255 W. International Speedway Boulevard, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Campbell Middle School: 625 South Keech Street, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
  • Hinson Middle School: 1860 North Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32117
  • Champion Elementary School: 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124
  • South Daytona Elementary School: 600 Elizabeth Place, South Daytona, FL 32119
  • Port Orange Elementary School: 402 Dunlawton Avenue, Port Orange, FL 32127
  • Spruce Creek Elementary School: 642 Taylor Road, Port Orange, FL 32127
  • Chisholm Elementary School: 557 Ronnoc Lane, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
  • Indian River Elementary School: 650 Roberts Road, Edgewater, FL 32141
  • Taylor Middle/High School: 100 East Washington Avenue, Pierson, FL 32180
  • McInnis Elementary School: 5175 US Highway 17, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130
  • Citrus Grove Elementary School: 729 Hazen Road, DeLand, Fl 32720
  • DeLand High School: 800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
  • Starke Elementary School: 730 South Parsons Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Southwestern Middle School: 605 West New Hampshire Avenue, DeLand, FL 32720
  • Freedom Elementary School: 1395 S. Blue Lake Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
  • Volusia Pines Elementary School: 500 Kicklighter Road, Lake Helen, FL 32744
  • Orange City Elementary School: 555 East University Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
  • River Springs Middle School: 900 W. Ohio Avenue, Orange City, FL 32763
  • Galaxy Middle School: 2400 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Spirit Elementary School: 1500 Meadowlark Drive, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Pride Elementary School: 1100 Learning Lane, Deltona, FL 32738
  • Deltona Middle School: 250 Enterprise Road, Deltona, FL 32725
  • Osteen Elementary School: 500 Doyle Road, Osteen, FL 32764

They said meals can be picked up in the parent loop of each school site listed. District staff will distribute the meals directly into the vehicle that pull in. Those who are walking or bike riders will be handed their meals. 


Brevard County Public Schools are providing free breakfast and lunch to its students, 18-years-old and younger, starting March 23. 

The following locations will distribute food:

  • Atlantis Elementary
  • CapeView Elementary 
  • Coquina Elementary 
  • Mims Elementary
  • Cambridge Elementary 
  • Golfview Elementary 
  • Mila Elementary
  • Central Middle
  • Jupiter Elementary
  • Sherwood Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • Turner Elementary
  • University Park Elementary

The following locations will start distributing meals starting on March 30:

  • Pinewood Elementary 
  • Oak Park Elementary 
  • Saturn Elementary
  • Endeavour Elementary
  • Fairglen Elementary
  • Audubon Elementary
  • Creel Elementary
  • Sabal Elementary
  • Harbor City Elementary
  • Discovery Elementary
  • Palm Bay Elementary
  • McAuliffe Elementary
  • Riviera Elementary
  • Port Malabar Elementary

Meals will be distributed between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the school's bus loop. To ensure social distancing, parents are advised to drive into the loop and a meal will be placed into the trunk. Meals will be also be given to students who arrive on foot and bicycle. Parents cannot pick up meals without their children with them.


Lake County Schools said that they will provide free breakfast and lunch to its students, 18-years-old and younger, between March 23 through March 27.

The following locations will distribute food:

  • Beverly Shores Elementary: 1108 W. Griffin Road, Leesburg 34748
  • Eustis Heights Elementary: 250 W. Atwater Avenue, Eustis 32726
  • Groveland Elementary: 930 Parkwood Street, Groveland 34736
  • Grassy Lake Elementary: 13636 Education Avenue, Minneola 34715
  • Lost Lake Elementary: 1901 Johns Lake Road, Clermont 34711

 Meals can be picked up at any of those locations between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the car loop of each school site. District staff will distribute the food. If you are in a vehicle, they will give it to you directly there, while walkers and bike riders will be handed the meals. Students must be present to receive the meals and parents cannot pick up the meals without them.


Polk County Schools said that they will provide lunches to children 18-years-old and younger from between March 2 through March 27. Distribution sites will be open between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on those days. 

The following locations will distribute food:

  • Alta Vista Elementary
  • Alturas Elementary
  • Bartow Middle
  • Ben Hill Griffin
  • Caldwell Elementary
  • Chain of Lakes Elementary
  • Churchwell Elementary
  • Citrus Ridge Elementary
  • Crystal Lake Elementary
  • Dundee Elementary
  • Eagle Lake Elementary
  • Eastside Elementary
  • Highlands Grove Elementary
  • Horizons Elementary
  • Inwood Elementary
  • Lake Alfred Elementary
  • Laurel Elementary
  • Lewis Elementary
  • Loughman Oaks Elementary
  • McLaughlin Middle
  • Padgett Elementary
  • Palmetto Elementary
  • Polk City Elementary
  • Purcell Elementary
  • R. Bruce Wagner Elementary
  • Rochelle School of the Arts
  • Scott Lake Elementary
  • Sleepy Hill Middle
  • Southwest Middle
  • Spessard Holland Elementary
  • Tenoroc High
  • Wahneta Elementary

Children must be present to receive a meal. They will be distributed directly to you, so if you are driving a car, you will not have to exit your vehicle. For those who do not have a vehicle, a walk-up section will be created, they said.

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