Schools No Longer Serving Free Meals. Libraries And Other Summer Breakspots Are. Find One Here.

May 26, 2020

Thousands of Escambia County children will need a new source for lunch this week.

The school year official came to a close Friday, and that meant that dozens of meal distributions sites at schools across the county have also closed. The Escambia County School District Food Service Department served over 180,000 breakfasts and lunches since March 23; the 27 sites served 21,307 students just last week.

West Florida Public Libraries will continue to serve meals Monday-Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at all locations:

  • Molino Branch Library, 6450-A Highway 95A, Molino
  • Century Branch Library, 7991 N. Century Blvd., Century
  • 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

The meals include lunch and a snack, and are available on a first come, first served basis. Youth must be present to receive meals; food will not be given to adults.

Additional Summer BreakSpot meal locations can be found at photo, click to enlarge.


2 Responses to “Schools No Longer Serving Free Meals. Libraries And Other Summer Breakspots Are. Find One Here.”

  1. Eraser on May 26th, 2020 10:56 pm

    Never missed the libraries and was unaware anyone had taken them pencil.
    I also don’t understand your concern that they are handing children food through the car windows when they drive through.

  2. pencil on May 26th, 2020 8:51 am

    Looks like library workers have been turned into first responders/cafeteria cooks, What makes them MORE qualified to care for kids than schools?

    Yes kids need to eat but why not feed them from places already designed to hold kids, (schools) so we can get our libraries back?

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