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Pinellas school district to add 13 new free meal sites

There will now be 22 total sites at schools throughout the county.

The school district in Pinellas County is expanding the number of sites where students can pick up free meals while schools are closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Thirteen new sites will open over the next two weeks, making for a total of 22 across the county. All will offer grab-and-go bags filled with two breakfasts and two lunches, three days a week.

Locations that will open Monday include: Azalea Middle, Bay Point Elementary, Clearwater Intermediate, High Point Elementary, Kings Highway Elementary, Largo Middle and Oak Grove Middle.

Locations opening April 13 include: Anona Elementary, Garrison-Jones Elementary, Gulfport Elementary, McMullen Booth Elementary, North Shore Elementary and Sawgrass Lake Elementary.

The district started handing out meals on March 23. Food is available for anyone age 18 and younger, and children must be present to pick up food. Breakfasts include cereal or a breakfast bar, juice and milk. Lunches include a sandwich, fruit cup, juice and milk.

More information, such as days and times of operation for each site, can be found on the district website.

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