Central Florida school districts provide free food to families

Food pantries at 47 Seminole County schools

By Mark Lehman - Reporter

CENTRAL FLORIDA - While classes are still out for students in Central Florida, school districts in Orange, Osceola, and Seminole Counties are pitching in to help the community recover from Hurricane Irma.

Dozens of families in Orange County received a fresh meal and enjoyed air conditioning after days, in some cases, without either.

"Power out. Still out, but we appreciate all the people out there working and helping to get it restored,"  one mother said.

Lovell Elementary school was one of six schools in Orange County providing meals to families in need. Food will be served again on Friday at the following schools: 

- East River High 10a-Noon

- Lovell Elementary 10a-Noon

- Robinswood Middle 10a-Noon

- Lancaster Elementary 11a-1pm

- Sadler Elementary 11a-1p 

- Lake Silver Elementary Noon-2pm

- Ivey Lane Elementary 1p-3p


Osceola County is also handing out lunches while students are out of school. Friday lunches will be held at... 

- Koa Elementary Noon-1pm

- Boggy Creek Elementary Noon-1pm

- McLaren Circle Apartments 11:30am-12:30pm

- Kissimmee Middle 11a-1pm

- Michigan Avenue Elementary Noon-1pm


  In Seminole County, staff at many schools are hard at work collecting donations.

"Families helping families.  All of our schools will be able to accept those donations," Seminole County Public Schools spokesman Michael Lawrence said.

Forty-seven food pantries in schools across the county are asking the community to donate any non-perishable items left after the storm.

"We have a lot of folks in the community still without power and who still have a lot of needs and we're going to open up those food pantries for the folks in our communities," Lawrence said.

Click here for more information on where to drop off donations.



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