FORT PIERCE, Fla. — In partnership with Treasure Coast Food Bank, St. Lucie County Libraries will offer free Grab & Go Meals to students this summer.
Packed lunches will be available Tuesdays through Fridays June 8 through Aug. 6 at the following locations:
- Susan Broom Kilmer Branch, 101 Melody Lane, Fort Pierce from 11 a.m. to noon;
- Zora Neale Hurston Branch, 3008 Ave. D, Fort Pierce from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and snacks from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.;
- Paula A. Lewis Branch, 2950 SW Rosser Blvd., Port St. Lucie from noon to 1 p.m.;
- Port St. Lucie Branch, 180 NW Prima Vista Blvd., Port St. Lucie from noon to 1 p.m.
This program is open to all students ages 18 and younger. Children must be present for the meal pickup. These are “grab and go” only boxed lunches; no seating will be provided.
Each year, the Treasure Coast Food Bank partners with organizations such as social service agencies, churches and summer camps that feed children at their sites during summer. This year, other organizations that might not offer a summer program or have enough space for sit-down meals will be able to participate as well, including St. Lucie County Libraries, which is offering this program for the first time.
“This change will allow us to bring on partners who may have the desire to help, but not have room for kids to eat at their location,” said Judith Cruz, President and CEO of Treasure Coast Food Bank. “It also will help families who might have a parent working remotely at home or who feel more comfortable with their children eating meals at home.”
The Treasure Coast Food Bank provides all the meals to partner locations at no charge. The nutritious food is made daily, and typically includes fresh-made sandwiches and wraps, salads, and fresh cut fruits and vegetables.
For more information about the Treasure Coast Food Bank visit: stophunger.org. For more information the St. Lucie County Library System and its programs and locations visit: www.stlucieco.gov/library.
–St. Lucie County