District to Serve Meals to Children During School Closure
The Martin County School District's Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) Department will serve free meals to children in our community from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, March 23 - Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Meals will be served to children aged 18 and under at the following locations:
- Hobe Sound Elementary School
11555 SE Gomez Avenue, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
- J.D. Parker Elementary School
1010 E. 10th Street, Stuart, FL 34994
- Jensen Beach Elementary School
2525 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach, FL 34957
***Meal service to begin March 30, 2020***
- Port Salerno Elementary School
3260 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart, FL 34997
- Warfield Elementary School
15260 SW 150th Street, Indiantown, FL 34956
FNS managers and staff will be on-site to prepare and distribute breakfasts and lunches, which will be bagged and distributed to families in each school's car line area. Parents and guardians can drive, bike, or walk to these locations with children. Meals will be provided to anyone present who is 18 years of age or younger.
"We will be providing breakfast and lunch items via cart service, with carts being thoroughly sanitized after each meal is provided," FNS Director Laura Holmedal shared. "Families may pick up both meals at the same time if they prefer. Those in the community who are looking for a way to help ensure children receive meals are encouraged to explore carpooling possibilities."
Effective March 27, 2020, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will not require students to be present to receive meals, but parents/guardians should be prepared to provide one of the following documents to receive a meal for their child(ren) who are not present:
- School ID (any school - MCSD-operated school, charter or private)
- Birth certificate/passport/religious record
- Daycare record
Hours of operation at each site are subject to change depending on community participation. Additional questions about the meal program should be directed to Food & Nutrition Services at (772) 223-2655.