We know that school closures can have a huge impact on the health and well-being of our students. In our district, 63% of our students — about 123,000 children — qualify for free and reduced price meals.
From March 30th through April 15th, Hillsborough Schools will establish Grab-and-Go feeding sites to ensure that students have accessibility to nutritious meals. Our Student Nutrition Services Department has identified 147 locations to provide meals - breakfast and lunch - at no cost to children 18 years and under.
Each location will start serving food to those 18 years old and under on Monday, March 30, at 9 a.m. and remain open until 1 p.m. daily. We encourage parents and caregivers to drive to our locations. We will also be accepting walk-ups. The food will be distributed directly from our school buses which will be set up in the designated car line at the designated schools.
In order to keep record of food distribution between March 23rd and April 15, every student or young adult 18 or under must be present in order to receive a bagged breakfast and lunch. Meals can be picked up once a day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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/.