Page Updated: April 1, 2020
The School District of Palm Beach County’s commitment to feeding students while schools are closed continues. Starting March 30, 35 sites across Palm Beach County will be distributing ‘Grab and Go’ bags filled with breakfast, lunch, supper, and a snack. Boxes of food from Feeding South Florida will also be available on specific dates per location.
Please be sure to check the full list of food distribution locations as some have changed. The schedule for the box food distribution, courtesy of Feeding South Florida, has also changed.
Food distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the meals are FREE to anyone under 18 years of age (under 22 for ESE students), regardless of financial need.
The USDA has provided a waiver to allow parents/guardians to pick up meals without the child being present. The parent/guardian needs to provide confirmation of the number of children for which they are picking up meals by one of the following methods: Student ID, passport, library card, or a photo with the adult and children. The parent will hold up the identification to the staff, and meals will be provided for the number of children identified. Drivers are asked to open their trunks or the window of an unoccupied seat to have food placed inside the vehicle to help maintain a safe distance.
The meals provided may contain allergens. Adults picking up the food are asked to be vigilant and ensure they do not take food if allergies may be a concern.
Food Distribution Sites (March 30-April 3)
Who to call with Coronavirus (COVID-19) questions?
The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour hotline and email account for all coronavirus questions:
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We will ongoingly update the below list of local resources that Palm Beach County families may find helpful in these uncertain times.
Mar 30, 2020
JUNO BEACH, Fla. – Florida Power & Light Company today announced its plan to significantly lower bills for the second time this year and fast-track savings to customers amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Subject to Florida Public Service Commission approval, beginning May 1, FPL plans to issue a one-time decrease of nearly 25% for the typical residential customer bill as a result of lower fuel costs.
In Florida, FPL and other electric providers traditionally refund any fuel savings to customers over many months. However, given the abrupt financial challenges facing many customers due to COVID-19, FPL will instead request permission to give customers the total annual savings in a single month’s bill. Business customers will also see a significant one-time decrease in May, that will vary by rate class.
“Everyone at FPL understands how critical it is to continue to provide reliable electricity and to keep as much money as possible in our customers’ pockets,” said FPL President and CEO Eric Silagy. “Traditionally, our regulators expect these types of savings to be spread out over the balance of the year. However, challenging times call for exceptional measures. I believe this one-time bill decrease is the most effective way to infuse customers with much-needed money as we all navigate through this difficult and unsettling time together.”
As new developments roll out each day, additional content is added that you may find useful as they serve our shared customers. In particular, the Economic Self-Sufficiency (ESS) page (https://myflfamilies.com/covid19/access.shtml) includes information and updates about public benefits. Please check it frequently for additional updates. This website is the fastest way to learn more about changes that are being made during this pandemic and to connect with important resources.
To safeguard the public and employees from the spread of COVID-19, all ACCESS storefronts and lobbies are currently closed to public access. With more than 90 percent of customers filing for benefits online or by phone, closing storefronts to protect our employees and the public is the best mitigation strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The quickest way to make changes or check the status of your benefits, and avoid any wait time, is to use the ACCESS Self-Service Portal, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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