Okaloosa County Schools updates expanded food service

Okaloosa County Schools updates its food distribution schedule. (MGN).

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - MEDIA RELEASE:

COVID-19 UPDATE
OKALOOSA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
MARCH 24, 2020

EXPANDED FOOD SERVICE DURING SCHOOL CLOSURES:

Meal service for all school-age children is expanding beginning Wednesday, March 25 with the establishment of four additional school feeding sites and a total five bus routes into neighborhoods to provide meals to students using Grab and Go. The complete list of school feeding sites is below with new sites

LOCATIONS:
BAKER - Baker School
LAUREL HILL - Laurel Hill School
CRESTVIEW - Northwood Elementary, Riverside Elementary, Davidson Middle
NICEVILLE/VALP - Lewis School, Plew Elementary
DESTIN - Destin Elementary
FORT WALTON BEACH - Wright Elementary, Mary Esther Elementary, Edwins Elementary, Shalimar Elementary, Elliott Point Elementary, Florosa Elementary

MEAL PICKUP TIMES AT SCHOOLS:

Weekdays from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.

FOOD ROUTES
Locations and times of bus stops are attached and will be available on the district’s website. Buses will remain at each stop for approximately 10 minutes. Information will be shared on the district’s website, social media and through a parent callout.

OTHER INFORMATION
State food service guidelines require the student to be present in order for meals to be distributed.

When a parent arrives at a meal site, they will be able to receive up to two meals for the day for each student they bring to the site (breakfast and lunch).

Students may pick up meals for themselves without a parent present.

FOOD ROUTES:

Time (A.M) Location
9:00 Eleanor Johnson Youth Center (Ed Brown Street)
9:20 Lovejoy & Blake Avenue
9:35 Heather Glenn Apartments

9:00 Choctawhatchee High School (front parking lot in front of football stadium)
9:20 Pryor Middle School (bus ramp)

9:00 3831 New Ebenezer Road (Mount Zion Baptist Church)
9:15 8429 Steel Mill Creek Road (First Assembly Church)
9:40 HWY 85 N (Helms Grocery – Crestview)

9:00 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue (Hero Apartments)
9:15 Carver Hill Administration Building

9:00 County Road 2 (Blackman Volunteer Fire Department)
9:25 HWY 4 (Cotton Bridge Park)
9:45 HWY 4 (Milligan First Assembly of God)
10:05 US HWY 90 (First Baptist Church – Holt)

Bus will arrive at each stop for approximately 10 minutes at which time students can get both breakfast and lunch.