P-EBT gives families more money for summer meals

FLORIDA – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) provided food assistance of about $313 per child to Floridians with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Eligible families who did not receive their allotment by June 30 should contact the Florida Department of Children and Families. […]

District to serve students six free meals on one day next week

WEST PALM BEACH — Six meals will be distributed on one day next week. The change is due to the holiday. School Food Service workers will distribute meals on Tuesday, June 30. Parents who pick up food on Tuesday will receive six days’ worth of meals. Grab & Go Meals are FREE to students 18 […]

United Way and partners launch Summer BreakSpot FUN

PALM BEACH COUNTY — United Way of Palm Beach County and community partners are providing daily virtual activities for kids through the Summer BreakSpot FUN! program. Summer BreakSpot FUN! is projected to reach several hundred children 18 and under across Palm Beach County. Summer BreakSpot FUN! is an online enrichment program of virtual activities designed […]

Volunteers helped prepare meals for kids

OKEECHOBEE — A celebration was staged at Okeechobee High School Thursday, June 18, in honor of the volunteers who have helped prepare meals for the children of Okeechobee. Many of these volunteers are children themselves, and spend hours every week serving others. The majority of the volunteers are family members of employees and learned of […]

It is never safe to leave kids alone in the car

OKEECHOBEE — There are several reasons children are left unattended in vehicles, and most of them do not involve intentional cruelty. However, intentional or not, in 2018, 53 children died after being left in hot cars in the United States. Many parents feel it is safe to run into a store for just a minute […]

Free Summer meal distribution continues in Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH — The School District’s free summer meal distribution will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 52 school locations throughout the summer. Distribution is from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each day, parents and guardians who pick up food will receive a kit with three days’ worth of meals for each child. Meals […]

Summer kids meal program active

LABELLE — Hendry County Sodexo Food Service’s Summer Break Spot Program started last week. The program provides free, nutritious meals for kids and teens 18 or younger during summer break. Food will be distributed throughout LaBelle and Clewiston. For updated information for LaBelle and Clewiston distribution sites and times, visit Hendry County Sodexo Food Services […]

PBCSD free food distribution Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until further notice

WEST PALM BEACH — On Monday, April 13, the School District of Palm Beach County School Food Services began distributing ‘Grab and Go’ meal bags on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Two days’ worth of meals will be provided each day. Meals are free to anyone 18 years of age […]

School meal site added

OKEECHOBEE – Okeechobee County Schools Food Service Program has added an additional location which is more centrally located, at the Okeechobee Public Library. This will be a walk-up or Drive-thru location that will be open from 11 a.m. – noon, Walk-ups must leave the premises, taking their meal back home to eat. No one will […]

There are free educational games and apps available if you know where to look

With school now being canceled until at least April 15, parents are going to be looking for educational resources for their children. The following list may help: ABC Mouse Adventure Academy Amazon Future Engineer Program American Chemical Society Boardmaker Book Creator BrainPop BreakoutEDU Century CircleTime CK-12 Classroom Secrets Curriki Conjueguemos Dr. Panda apps Edu-Together Epic! […]