We want to make sure our students start the week off right!
Starting Monday, April 20, families can pick up light snacks at all 147 Grab-and-Go sites between 9a.m. and 1p.m.
These snacks will also be available at more than 300 bus stops around our district. We want to make sure all learners have nutritious snacks at home.
Beginning this Wednesday, April 15th, our district will be distributing food one day per week-- providing students one week's worth of food at a time, instead of daily distribution.
Due to new CDC guidelines and a statewide stay-at-home order, our district wants to minimize contact between Student Nutrition Services workers and our families. We believe one-day-a-week food distribution will be safer for the community as a whole.
Families will be able to pick up a week's worth of nutritious meals every Wednesday at the same 147 sites-- between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. This will include one pound of lunch meat, a loaf of bread, milk, juice and nutritious snacks. Students will receive enough food for each school day. Buses will also be transporting foods into specific neighborhoods for pick up every Wednesday.
Each student will receive a bag of food that needs to be refrigerated, and one that can stay at room temperature. It's important to note that these food bags will weigh over ten pounds together. If you are walking up or riding a bike to a Grab-and-Go site, please have your child bring their empty backpack to provide a simple way to transport the food.
Please note-- we will be feeding students this Monday April 13th, and Tuesday, April 14th at Grab-and-Go sites- to make sure students have nutritious meals before the new schedule starts this Wednesday. For a list of frequently asked questions, please visit HillsboroughSchools.org.
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to keep our community safe while making sure our children have food during this closure.
HART to offer free rides for youth 18 and under
Beginning Monday, March 23, HART will offer free rides to students with a school ID or HART Youth ID on regular routes that service Hillsborough County Schools. Find out more on www.goHART.org
Our Partners Feeding Tampa Bay will be opening sites throughout the Tampa Bay Area to hand out breakfast to children 18 and under beginning March 23. Sites will serve Monday-Friday. Each child will receive a free to-go meal for today and breakfast for tomorrow. Visit the link below for a list of participating sites. http://feedingtampabay.org/breakspot-meal-sites-hours/.