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Orange County Public Schools Consolidate Sites, Reduce Hours for Meal Program This Week

Photo: ROBIN WORRALL @robin_rednine
Photo: ROBIN WORRALL @robin_rednine

Orange County Public Schools announced reduced service for their Grab-and-Go meal program today. 

Superintendent Barbara Jenkins said the program has passed out 200,000 meals to K-12 students since it started last week. Parents can drive, bike, or walk up to fifty sites to get free breakfast and lunch for their kids while schools are closed. 

But Jenkins said the district is making some changes to the program starting Tuesday. She says that's when they'll close some sites, and expand others based on participation.

“Flyers are being given out in those lines so students and families understand if they’ve been consolidated with another nearby campus.”

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Jenkins says starting Wednesday, they'll also reduce service at all sites by an hour. Breakfast and lunch were originally served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

“Starting Wednesday April 1, we’re consolidating 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for that meal distribution.”

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Jenkins said it was too early to tell whether classes and the free and reduced lunch program would resume on April 15.

Comissioner Nikki Fried opened up more than 930 Summer BreakSpots that offer students eighteen years and younger meals earlier this month.

To find the closest BreakSpot to you, click on the link.
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Danielle Prieur is a general assignment reporter and fill-in host at WMFE.