Free Meals in Lee County Will Continue Through Summer

Free Meals in Lee County Will Continue Through Summer
Posted on 05/29/2020
Free Meals in Lee County Will Continue Through Summer

The School District of Lee County will continue to provide free meals for children 18 years old and younger this summer through the Summer BreakSpot program. There will be no interruption in service between when Grab & Go meals end and Summer BreakSpot begins. This summer, the District expects to have more than 40 meal distribution sites in Lee County.

Summer BreakSpot will begin on Monday, June 1st with the following changes:

  • All current school-based distribution sites will continue offering meals from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Bonita Springs Elementary will close as a DISTRICT feeding site. Bonita Springs Middle School will open in its place.
  • Ten bus routes will drop to nine. Service will discontinue on Route 10 with stops at Arroyal Rd. & Carolina St., Pennsylvania Ave. & Playa Del Rey Ln., Wisconsin St. & Carolina St., Matheson Ave. & Goodwin St. and Rosemary Dr. & Sherwood Ln. in Bonita Springs.
  • Community partner Meals of Hope will operate a feeding program at Bonita Springs Elementary that will only serve food on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Summer BreakSpot sites will use the same cleaning and safety protocols in place since March to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Families will stay in their car and use school bus ramps or entrance ways to pick up the meals. Social distancing will remain in effect. Breakfast and lunch will be provided together in one bag. Meals are expected to be consumed off campus.

“Things may look different this year, but our mission is still to feed as many kids as possible” said Cheryl Lock, Supervisor of After School and Summer Meals. “The health and safety of our families is our top priority, so we will not be having any congregated feeding as we have in the past” said Lock.

The location of Summer BreakSpot pick-up sites is flexible and could change depending on the demand. For a list of meal sites, families should visit www.LeeSchools.net, dial 2-1-1, or text FOODFL to 877-877.