On Monday, the Osceola County School District will open the second week of providing free breakfast and lunch to children 18 years and under, while schools are closed for the coronavirus response, with three new locations, expanded hours and new rules.

New locations: In addition to the 12 schools and locations already serving meals, three new locations will have meals available: Narcoossee Middle School, Liberty High School and New Faith Holopaw Community Church (5000 Holopaw Road).

Existing Locations: Michigan Avenue Elementary, Lakeview Elementary,  Ventura Elementary, Denn John Middle, Central Avenue Elementary, Osceola High, Kissimmee Middle, Sunrise Elementary, KOA Elementary, Deerwood Elementary, Westside K-8 School, Cameron Preserve (on Yates Road)

New hours: Meals will be available for pickup for an hour longer, between 9:30 a.m. at 12 noon. Families will drive up in the bus loops, and they will be handed meals through the vehicle window.

Students NOT required to be present: the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services repealed the rule requiring students to be present to receive the meals, but parents/guardians should be prepared to provide one of these to receive a meal for each of their child(ren) not present: school identification card, child’s passport, government-issued child identification card, or a document proving parent/guardian identity and relationship to the child, such as hospital, religious or day care record.

Free Lynx fare to meal pickup: On Monday, Lynx will begin offering free transportation to parents and students on current routes to get to the nearest stop to the feeding sites. Parents must be accompanied by their child to receive the free fare. Parents should inform the driver that they are going to the school for meals, and they will not be charged bus fare.