OKEECHOBEE — Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 15, the Okeechobee County Schools Food Service Program will be opening its meal program up to all children in Okeechobee County. Just as they did during the summer program, families who do not have children enrolled in public school will be able to pick up meals for their children at the Okeechobee County Public Library distribution site. Homeschoolers are welcome to join in.
These are the things that will not change:
• Each child will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the next.
• Breakfast will include, one milk, one juice and either a grain or a meat/grain item. Some of these items will need to be heated the next morning.
• Lunch will include, one milk, one fruit (either whole fresh, or a fruit cup or a fruit bag), two vegetables, one grain and one meat item. Occasionally, the meat item might be a yogurt or cheese item which counts as a meat alternative in our program.
• In order to receive alternate items because of an allergy, please make sure that your child has a note from a doctor on file at the child’s school. We will accommodate students with allergies and students who do not eat items for religious purposes as best we can.