Staff Report

WEST PALM BEACH — In an effort to help ensure that none of its students go to bed hungry, the School District of Palm Beach County is expanding its afterschool meals program to 16 additional schools. The district facilitated a successful pilot program in four schools last year.

Nearly 50,000 meals were served last year as part of the supper program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered in Florida by the Department of Health’s Bureau of Child Care Food Programs.

The menu is designed to provide nutritious meals to children in the District’s afterschool programs and must contain a meat or meat alternative, a grain, a fruit, a vegetable and milk. To qualify, schools must have half or more of their students eligible for free and reduced lunch. Dinner is free for all students enrolled in participating schools’ afterschool programs.

The 20 schools participating in this year’s program are:

Belvedere Elementary

Hope-Centennial Elementary
Cholee Lake Elementary

K. E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary
C.O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary

Lincoln Elementary
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary

Northmore Elementary
Forest Park Elementary

Pine Grove Elementary
Galaxy Elementary

Rolling Green Elementary

Gove Elementary

South Grade Elementary
Greenacres Elementary

Washington Elementary
Heritage Elementary

West Gate Elementary
Highland Elementary

West Riviera Elementary