Manatee County Schools Announce Plan for Feeding Kids This School Year

Manatee County Schools Announce Plan for Feeding Kids This School Year

Listen to Regina Thoma, Director of Food & Nutrition Services, For The School District of Manatee County, here explain the full plan and tell Parents and Guardians, everything they need to know:

The Summer Food Program that has been happening throughout Manatee County, the last few months, will be changing as School starts back up.

It wraps us...This Friday, August 7th, as Manatee County Schools - Food & Nutrition Services we will be handing out a week’s worth of meals , this Friday from 11am-1pm.... (to feed kids from August 7th-14th) for those who pick up at the 23 "school drive-thru sites", within Manatee County. .

Find those 23 locations here:

What you will receive:

FREE MEALS will be available to any kid or teen, 18 or younger at any of these "23 school meal sites".

School Resumes in Manatee County, on Monday August 17th...

No matter which option you have selected for your student this school year, food will be available. Whether, Brick & Mortar, Hybrid Schedule or Full-Time ELearning... When it comes to the Hybrid Plan or ELearning, Parents or Guardians, will be able to pick Food up, at their child's school. When, will depend on their Grade and which learning plan they have selected. Each school, will have those exact details... Check with your school.


If circumstances have changed and you've never had to do this before, please know... Any student enrolled in a Manatee County Public School may apply for the free and reduced lunch program. Eligibility is salary-based.

·Here is that link:

Reminder: You have to reapply every year for Meal Benefits. Free & Reduced Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year expire on September 21st

Only one household application needs to be completed per family, including foster children

Also.... If your child goes to one of the following Community Eligibility Program (CEP) schools they will receive FREE breakfast and lunch everyday - no free and reduced application is needed

  • Abel Elementary                                     
  • Ballard Elementary                  
  • Bayshore Elementary                                     
  • Bayshore High                     
  • Blackburn Elementary               
  • Daughtrey Elementary               
  • Horizons Academy
  • Just for Girls Academy                     
  • Lee Middle
  • Lincoln Memorial Academy                                           
  • Manatee Elementary                 
  • Moody Elementary
  • Oasis Middle
  • Oneco Elementary
  • Palm View Elementary 
  • Palmetto Elementary
  • Prine Elementary  
  • Rogers Garden Elementary
  • Samoset Elementary
  • Sea Breeze Elementary
  • Southeast High
  • Sugg Middle
  • Tillman Elementary
  • Visible Men Academy (VMA)

Additional Resources can be found by calling: 2-1-1 or text: FLKIDSMEALS to: 211-211.

Manatee County Schools Announce Plan for Feeding Kids This School Year

Manatee County Schools Announce Plan for Feeding Kids This School Year