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Summer Feeding Program underway in Sarasota County

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - More than 50 percent of students attending Sarasota County Schools are eligible for free and reduced lunch. During the summer months, many of these students do not have enough to eat.

Sarasota County in conjunction with the All Faith’s Food Bank are providing free breakfast and lunch meals to children throughout Sarasota County, Anyone 18 or younger is eligible to receive free meals. This is the twenty-first year Sarasota County Schools has implemented a summer feeding program to end hunger throughout the district.

Starting June 4* through July 19, the following Sarasota County Schools will offer free breakfast and lunch meals Monday through Thursday:

  • Atwater Elementary School:  8 – 8:30 a.m.; 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Booker Middle School:  7:15 – 7:45 a.m.; 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Brookside Middle School:  7 – 7:30 am.; 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Cranberry Elementary School:  8 – 8:30 a.m.; 11 – 12:15 p.m.
  • Emma E. Booker Elementary School:  8 – 8:45 a.m.; 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Fruitville Elementary School:  8:15 – 9:15 a.m.; 11 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Glenallen Elementary School:  8 – 8:30 a.m.; 11:30 – Noon
  • Gocio Elementary School:  8 – 8:45 a.m.; 11 – Noon
  • Gulf Gate Elementary School:  8:15 – 9 a.m.; 11 – 12:15 p.m.
  • Heron Creek Middle School:  7 – 7:30 a.m.; 11 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Lamarque Elementary School:  8 – 8:30 a.m.; 10:45 – 12:15 p.m.
  • Tuttle Elementary School:  8 – 8:30 a.m.; 11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Wilkinson Elementary School:  8 – 8:30 a.m.; 11 – 11:45 a.m.

In addition, the following Sarasota County Schools will provide a mix of fresh produce, meats and groceries in conjunction with the All Faith’s Food Bank Mobile Pantry program June 4* through August 21:

  • Booker Middle School:  Jun 4, Jun 18, Jul 2, Jul 16, Aug 6, Aug 20 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Brentwood Elementary School:  Jun 11, Jul 9, Aug 13 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Fruitville Elementary School:  Jun 20, Jul 18, Aug 15 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Gulf Gate Elementary School:  Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • Riverview High School:  Jun 5, July 3, Aug 7 from 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Anyone interested in learning more about the All Faith’s Foodbank can do so at their website. 

If you're interested in joining ABC7 in the fight to end summer hunger, you can visit our website here for more information. 

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