Free meal program for Digital Academy starts tomorrow


Alachua County Public Schools’ Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Department will begin be providing meals for students enrolled in Digital Academy, beginning September 1st.  Families of Digital Academy students will be able to pick up meals Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11-1 at 17 locations. Students will be provided two breakfasts and two lunches on Tuesdays and three breakfasts and three lunches on Thursdays, which will cover meals for school days. 

Below is the list of locations where meals are available for families to pick up:  

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Archer Community School

Ft. Clarke Middle

High Springs Community School

Newberry High



Buchholz High

Gainesville High

Kanapaha Middle

Norton ES

Santa Fe High


Eastside High

Hawthorne Middle/High

Lincoln Middle

PK Yonge

Sidney Lanier


Students registered at a school that qualifies for the national Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program will receive free meals and may pick up meals from one of the 17 locations.

Those attending a non-CEP school (Buchholz, Hidden Oak, Meadowbrook, PK Yonge, Resilience, or Healthy Learning) must pick up meals at Buchholz or PK Yonge.  Meal pricing will be based on the student’s meal status of free, reduced or paid.   More information on pricing is available on the Food and Nutrition Services website at

 “We consider the curbside meal pick up option a great opportunity for children to stay connected to their schools and to have access to healthy meals at a great value.  We would like to encourage all families with children enrolled in Digital Academy to take part in this program.” said Maria Eunice, Director of Food & Nutrition Services.

For specific information on meal distribution visit the Food and Nutrition Services website at or contact the district office at 352-955-7539.

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