By: Jarret Romanello, The St. Lucie Post
June 10, 2021
(FORT PIERCE) Parents will not have to worry about feeding their kids breakfast and lunch this month. On Wednesday, seven schools began offering free Grab-N-Go Meals as part of the USDA Summer Food Service Program.
Every Wednesday through July 28, food is distributed between 9 AM – 11 AM at select St. Lucie Public Schools. All parents must bring a child or their birth certificate, report card, or school ID to get the food.
“You don’t even have to go to school in St. Lucie County to get the meals. You can be visiting a relative for the summer or be homeschooled, in private school or preschool,” said Amanda Sojka, the cafeteria manager at Chester A. Moore Elementary School.
The provisions include fresh fruit, vegetables, milk, sandwiches, snacks, juice, cereal, and prepared meals ready to be heated.
Robert Curry, Safety & Security Officer for St. Lucie Public Schools, is glad that kids have a safe location to get food this summer. “It’s an important program that helps parents and feeds kids,” Curry said.
St. Lucie Public Schools designated the following sites as distribution points for the Grab-N-Go Meals:
Lakewood Park Elementary
Chester A. Moore Elementary
Dan McCarty Middle
Southern Oaks Middle
St. Lucie West Centennial
Treasure Coast High
Takarria Ramsey of Fort Pierce is grateful for the program. A single mother of four, she says, “It makes things easier this summer.”
“Our cafeteria staff at Chester A. Moore Elementary is happy to provide our kids nutritious meals while they are on break,” Sojka said.