Alachua County Public Schools provide over 130,000 meals to students!

 Today, Alachua County Public Schools gave out 70,056 meals (that includes meals for this weekend), which brings our grand total for the week to 133,222!

We have to thank our fantastic Food and Nutrition Services staff, who prepared, delivered and distributed the meals and the team of bus drivers who delivered to more than 35 bus stops across the county. While a lot of folks are staying close to home, these dedicated professionals are at work to ensure our students are not going hungry!
We ask that parents keep checking the site schedule at, as we will occasionally be revised it to better serve our families.
Most schools are included, and several community sites as well as bus stops in some high needs areas. The list of sites and a schedule of distribution times is available on the district’s COVID-19 website at
 Also a reminder, ACPS applied for and was granted permission to distribute weekend meals as well. Those will be handed out on Fridays, starting this coming Friday, April 3rd. 

 Children 18 years old and younger can receive free breakfast and lunch while schools are closed through the Alachua County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department.

To help families in need, the department submitted applications to the federal government to provide meals in 73 locations throughout Alachua County. That includes schools, community sites and even stops along school bus routes that serve a large proportion of high-needs students. 

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 The locations are posted on the FNS website at and the district’s main website at  (A list of the locations is also attached.) Distribution sites may be revised based on need. 

“Our goal is to serve as many students as possible during this unprecedented situation,” said Maria Eunice, the district’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services. “Our team is committed to helping the children and families in this community because we’re all in this together.”

Children do not have to be enrolled at a particular school or program to receive meals. They also do not have to be eligible for free and reduced price meals during the regular school year to take advantage of the program. 

The meals are funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the school lunch program. 

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