School district offers grab & go meals for students in Lee Home Connect
The School District of Lee County will make Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meals available to students using the Lee Home Connect instructional model beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 1. Middle and high schools will be used as the main distribution sites for these meals.
Five breakfasts and five lunches, all meeting USDA nutritional requirements, will be picked up once a week. Families will have the option of either Tuesday or Thursday morning. Middle school sites will distribute meals from 7:15 to 8 a.m. and high school sites from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. Four schools distributing meals to only their students have set unique times. Students will only be allowed to pick up meals on one of those days, not both.
Families will drive through their assigned school’s distribution line to pick each week’s meals. Schools will pass out a form for parents to fill out that must be visible through their car’s front windshield for proper identification. Parents will need to add their student’s last name, student’s ID number and the school they are enrolled in to be compared with the roster of Lee Home Connect students assigned to each school’s meal distribution.
The list of schools and their distribution sites is available on the district’s website at www.leeschools.net/parent_portal/back_to_school/lee_home_connect/grab_and_go_meals
Breakfast and lunch are free of charge at all 80 traditional Lee County public schools and four special centers through the Food and Nutrition Services Department Community Eligibility Program (CEP). Parents do not need to apply and “Free and Reduced” meal applications will not need to be completed or processed for this benefit.
The Community Eligibility Provision is a non-pricing meal service option for schools and school districts in low-income areas. CEP allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students without collecting household applications.