Superintendent Husfelt is pleased to announce a partnership with Bay County Emergency Services/Bay County Commission that enables the meal delivery process to continue this summer. "Feeding children has never been so important," he said, "and I am so excited that we have the support of Bay County and that we can continue this vital service to our community." Husfelt noted that the massive undertaking, which has provided more than 540,000 meals since the pandemic forced the closures of school in March, would not have happened without the commitment of Chartwells K12 and the BDS Transportation and Bay Base teams. "A lot of people have worked really hard on the logistics of this operation," he said, "and I am so grateful to everyone who has played a role in this very large operation."
Summer 2020 meal deliveries will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the summer for children under age 18. Tuesday's buses will bring bagged meals for Tuesday and Wednesdays. Thursday's buses will bring a large box (one per child) that contains meals for Thursday-Monday. Meals can also be picked up daily at the summer meal sites listed below which are open from 10 a.m. until noon five days a week.
To find a bus stop close to you, please go to the button of the elementary school that is closest to your home. Once you click that button, you will see the route sheet and route map for the buses in your area. Children need not be present at the bus stop BUT the adult present must present proof of guardianship (FOCUS print out, birth certificate etc.) to the bus driver upon request. The same proof of guardianship paperwork can be requested at any of the meal sites if the child is not present.
The Federal program that is partially funding this process requires that meal distribution be limited to children under the age of 18..