Lee School District Opens Food Distribution Sites
The Lee County School District is starting to offer meal pick-up services for students while schools remain closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. The school system’s “Grab & Go” meal distribution plan is providing free meals to kids 18 and under who typically rely on schools to provide breakfast and lunch.
Meal distribution takes place weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at designated schools and other community locations throughout Lee County.
State Rep. Byron Donalds, R-Naples, copied news outlets in an e-mail to Lee School District Superintendent Greg Adkins criticizing the process having parents bring their kids to the food distribution locations in order to receive meals. Rep. Donalds said he’s concerned the requirement that the kids be at the site undermines isolation efforts people are already taking to help reduce spread of the coronavirus.
However, rules for such meal distribution programs are dictated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Food distribution sites located at schools are using bus ramps to allow families who show up to stay in their vehicles and keep lines moving smoothly.
Listed below are the locations and addresses of food distribution sites throughout Lee County:
West Zone Schools:
Cape Coral Elementary, 4519 Vincennes Blvd.
Hector A. Cafferata Jr. Elementary, 250 Santa Barbara Blvd. N., Cape Coral
North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts, 1856 Arts Way
Patriot Elementary, 711 SW 18th St., Cape Coral
Pine Island Elementary, 5360 Ridgewood Drive, Bokeelia
Tropic Isles Elementary, 5145 Orange Grove Blvd., North Fort Myers
South Zone Schools:
Allen Park Elementary, 3345 Canelo Drive, Fort Myers
Bonita Springs Elementary, 10701 Dean St. SE
Colonial Elementary, 3800 Schoolhouse Road E., Fort Myers
Fort Myers Middle Academy, 3050 Central Ave.
Heights Elementary, 15200 Alexandria Court, south Fort Myers
James Stephens International Academy, 1333 Marsh Ave., Fort Myers
Pinewoods Elementary, 11900 Stoneybrook Golf Drive, Estero
Ray V. Pottorf Elementary, 4600 Challenger Blvd., Fort Myers
San Carlos Park Elementary, 17282 Lee Road, Fort Myers
Villas Elementary, 8385 Beacon Blvd., Fort Myers
East Zone Schools:
The Alva School, 17500 Church Ave.
Gateway Elementary, 13280 Griffin Drive, Fort Myers
Lehigh Acres Elementary, 200 Schoolside Drive
Manatee Elementary, 5301 Tice St., Fort Myers
Mirror Lakes Elementary, 525 Charwood Ave. S., Lehigh Acres
Orange River Elementary, 4501 Underwood Drive, Fort Myers
Riverhall Elementary, 2800 River Hall Parkway, Alva
Tortuga Preserve Elementary, 1711 Gunnery Road N., Lehigh Acres
Boys & Girls Club of Pueblo Bonito, 26095 Milagro Lane, Bonita Springs
Boys and Girls Renaissance Preserve, 1623 Joust St., Fort Myers.
Children's Advocacy, 5547 Tenth Ave., Fort Myers
Estero Super Kids Club, 8088 Lord's Way St.
Fort Myers Beach Boys and Girls Club, 134 Connecticut St.
Landings at Eastpoint, 3701 Sabal Palm Blvd., Fort Myers
Pine Manor Improvement Association, 5546 Ninth Ave., Fort Myers
Rosemary Park Super Kids, 26645 Vagabond Way, Bonita Springs
STARS Complex, 2980 Edison Ave., Fort Myers
Suncoast Community Center, 2241 Case Lane, North Fort Myers
Super Kids Club Cypress Lake, 8260 Cypress Lake Dr., Fort Myers
Wesley Super Kids Club, 4141 Deleon St., Fort Myers
YMCA of Lee County (Royal Palm), 1360 Royal Palm Square Blvd., Fort Myers
YMCA Sports Bonita (Kent), 27200 Kent Road, Bonita Springs