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Curbside Meals Distribution Consolidated and Closed Sites

Starting on November 16th, 2020 Food and Nutrition Services will be closing and consolidating Curbside meal distribution sites please see the list of closures and consolidations below:

Meal Distribution School Consolidations

To achieve efficiency in the afterschool meal distribution the Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) program will be consolidating schools. The first consolidation will affect the schools near each other. These schools will combine to have one location for both schools’ distribution sites.  

To achieve this consolidation the following schools will have one location for meal distribution:

Camelot ES is closing; Castle Creek ES will be open 3:30pm – 5pm

Catalina ES is closing; Memorial MS will be open 4:30pm – 6pm

Dommerich is closing;  Maitland MS will be open 4:30pm – 6pm

Freedom MS is closing;  Freedom HS will be open 2:50pm – 4:20pm

Lancaster ES closing; Walker MS will be open 4:30pm - 6pm

Metrowest is closing; Westpoint ES will open 3:30pm – 5pm

Sunridge ES is closing; Sunridge MS will be open 4:30pm – 6pm

Timber Lakes ES is closing; Timber Creek HS will be open 2:50pm – 4:20pm

Closing School Distribution Sites

The schools serving less than 25 curbside meals were analyzed and the schools below were approved by the Executive Policy Group to close. Most of the schools in this closure are within walking distance of another school. Some schools are not neighborhood schools and parents can attend a closer distribution site near their home.  

School Distribution Sites to Close:

Cherokee School
Dr. Phillips ES                                                     Lake Silver ES                                     Pinar ES

Gateway School                                                 Magnolia School                               Ridgewood Park ES

Hillcrest ES                                                          Orlando Gifted Academy                                                             

Ivey Lane ES                                                        Palm Lake ES      

 

 

     

     

    USDA announces meals at no charge for all students!

    Updated 10-12-2020

    The USDA has extended the deadline to allow all children aged 18 and younger to receive meals at no charge until August 2021.

    The district will continue to provide weekly breakfast, lunch, and supper for any child not attending face to face school at any school through  curbside meal distribution starting 30 minutes after the last bell for 90 minutes.

    The approximate distribution times are:

    Elementary and K-8: (3:30 – 5:00PM)

    Middle Schools: (4:30 – 6:00PM)

    High Schools: (2:50 – 4:20PM)

    Times and Locations are subject to change.

    Parents and/or guardians or other volunteers can pick up meals for their children and other children in their neighborhood. The child’s name is required at pick up.

    Students attending face-to-face may eat breakfast and lunch on campus and may either eat supper on campus or take off campus. Weekend meals will be given to students on Fridays.

     


    Weekend Meals


    All students attending school in the Face-to-Face instructional model are now eligible to receive nutritious and delicious meals at no charge until December 17th!  In addition, there will be grab & go Weekend Meals available at no charge for Face-to-Face students starting on Friday, September 25th. The bags will contain 2 breakfast and 2 lunch meals. They will be distributed during dismissal at each school every Friday until further notice.




    Introducing...Birthday Bites Classroom Celebrations!

    This school year Food and Nutrition Services will be providing parents the opportunity to celebrate their child's birthday in their classroom.
    The Food Service Manager will provide compliant food items that can be ordered and prepared for the birthday child's classroom.



    Birthday Bites Order Form

     

    School-Based Fundraising

    Would you consider making a monetary donation to help us
    achieve our mission to help our students in need?

    It’s a fact that students who eat nutritious meals perform better in school. Orange County Public Schools Food & Nutrition Services Department makes it possible for all students, even those who do not qualify for free meals, to receive healthy and nutritious meals daily regardless of the available funds in their food services account.

    At Orange County Public Schools, we seek to help our families in any way we can to include bringing their student’s negative food service account into good standing.  While we continue to fundraise through activities both on and off campus, we still have a lot to accomplish to reach our goal. 

    The FNS program is an enterprise and does not receive funds from the district. Our funding comes only from USDA for serving meals. While funding is available for students eligible for free or reduced payment meals, student meals without eligibility are not funded. The FNS program depends on collecting payment from parents. This is not always possible as many parents are still struggling to pay bills and other expenses.

    We greatly appreciate your donation and it will be used to resolve student food service accounts with negative balances.  You can make a donation three ways:

    1. Use SchoolPay by clicking here www.SchoolPay.com (Use the Angel Fund)
    2. Payments via mail can be sent to Food and Nutrition Services, 8101 Benrus St., Orlando, FL 32827.
      • Make checks payable to the Foundation of Orange County Public Schools(Foundation OCPS).
      • Include the school’s name in the check memo area.
    3. A direct donation can be made to "Foundation for Orange County Public Schools
      • Be sure to select OCPS Food and Nutrition under Donation Options: I want to support a specific school fund/district fund.  These instructions are shown visually in the image below:

      OCPS Food and Nutrition Monetary Donation: Select OCPS Food and Nutrition under Donation Options - Select: I want to support a specific school fund/district fund.

    Please join us!
    With your donation, we’re one step closer to helping our students receive nutritious meals.

    USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
    In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA's TARGET Center at(202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: How to File a Program Discrimination Complaint, and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 1. mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; 2. fax: (202) 690-7442 or 3: email: [email protected]  USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.

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