Meals For Kids Available Next Week At West Florida Library Locations

March 21, 2020

Escambia County West Florida Public Libraries are partnering with Feeding the Gulf Coast to provide free curbside pickup meals for youth ages 18 and under at all library branch locations, Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Monday, March 23.

The meals will include lunch and a snack, and meals will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Youth must be present to receive meals; food will not be given to adults.

Meals will be available for pickup only at the locations listed below Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:

  • Molino Branch Library, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino
  • Pensacola Library, 239 N. Spring St., Pensacola
  • Tryon Beach Library, 1200 Langley Ave., Pensacola
  • Genealogy Branch Library, 5740 N. 9th Ave., Pensacola
  • Southwest Branch Library, 12248 Gulf Beach Highway, Pensacola
  • Westside Branch Library, 1301 W. Gregory St., Pensacola
  • Century Branch Library, 7991 N. Century Blvd., Century


4 Responses to “Meals For Kids Available Next Week At West Florida Library Locations”

  1. Kari Barlow on March 21st, 2020 5:57 pm

    The decision by Escambia County and the WFPL to allow children into the library for distance learning is putting so many people at risk. Yes, children need internet access, but how is it safe to have them mixing with adults in a library branch when it’s not safe to have them in a classroom? Leon County and others have closed their libraries to all traffic or to browsing. Escambia County Commissioners need to step up for their constituents, listen to the science and make the hard decision to close. No amount of social distancing or wiping down surfaces is going to be enough. Continuing to invite adults and children into the library in unlimited numbers is foolish, dangerous and irresponsible. #flattenthecurve

  2. Common sense on March 21st, 2020 4:17 pm

    Why in the world are these services being pawned off on libraries. If the school board has 10 times the facilities and the staff already in place to feed these kids WHY NOT USE THE SCHOOLS? Schools are already strategically placed throughout the community. Malcom is pulling a fast one over whoever’s is running the libraries. It saddens me to see library staff put at more of a risk when there is already a system in place to do this.

  3. Gene on March 21st, 2020 11:08 am

    1. Are they going to gather together?
    2. Why not just go to school? .
    3. is someone wiping down every key pad after each use?

    Have they really thought this through?

  4. Concerns on March 21st, 2020 7:56 am

    Will the staff be supplied gloves and mask? Why not get the teachers and bus drivers to help out with this since they are not back at school.

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