Keeping St. Pete Kids Fed With Free Food Distribution

Skyla Luckey

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Community concern increases for the health and nutrition of St. Pete children as more adults across the U.S. file for unemployment. To help make sure St. Pete children are fed as families experience tough financial times during the coronavirus pandemic, free meals are available to them every Wednesday at school distribution locations throughout the city. The Pinellas County School Food and Nutrition Team gives six days worth of free meals to Pinellas County students 18 and under.

The meals are distributed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the following St. Pete school locations:

  • Azalea Middle
  • Bay Point Elementary
  • Fairmont Park Elementary
  • John Hopkins
  • New Heights
  • North Shore
  • Sawgrass Lake

The Pinellas County Schools website reports that Wednesday food distribution is until May 27. The meals include hot and cold breakfast items and hot lunch items. The food is delivered to the trunk of each parent's car at the car/bus circle, and in order to receive the food a child or teenager must be present. It is recommended for families who walk to the site to bring a large box or bag to carry the 12 to 16 pounds worth of food.

For more information about Breakspots/Grab and Go Meal for Kids visit Food Distribution Website.

This article originally appeared on the St. Pete Patch