Food and Nutrition Department
Farm to School
Pinellas County School Gardens, in partnership with the Food and Nutrition Department, have over 50 gardens in Pinellas County Schools. Through teamwork with each garden site, students are educated on "Where Food Comes From" and the process from seedling to harvest as well as harvest tastings and hands on learning.
There are Fall and Spring planting cycles at each garden so come visit and see the progress. Volunteering is appreciated!
Free School Meals for all program is ending
For the 2022-23 school year, school breakfast will remain free for Pinellas County Schools students.
School meals will continue to be free through the Community Eligibility Program. View the Community Eligibility Program Schools.
Some schools will return to regularly priced lunch. View the schools returning to regular priced lunch.
Students in all Pinellas County Schools are still able to apply for free and reduced lunch meal benefits online. Online application for free meal benefits are available at www.myschoolapps.com.
2022-2023 School Year Meal Prices:
Meal Paid Cost Free/Reduced Cost Student Breakfast $0.00 No charge Elementary Lunch $2.25 No charge Secondary Lunch $2.75 No charge Adult Breakfast $2.25 - Adult Lunch $3.50 -
Free and Reduced MealsOnline application for free meal benefits are available at www.myschoolapps.com.Meal applications provide funding for technology, discounted testing and college application fees, free clothing for students and more. To get started, apply beginning August 1, 2022, at myschoolapps.com.For assistance with free or reduced meals - firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-547-7151
Meal AccountsPaid and Reduced School Lunches can be prepaid by cash or check only, and put into your child's account in the cafeteria. Checks should be made payable to (name of school) Food Service (i.e.: Largo High School Food Service). The money remains in the student's account, and rolls over from year to year.Your student's account may be replenished at any time during the school year to avoid a negative balance.
My School Bucks - Online ServiceMy School Bucks is an online payment portal specially designed to allow parents to make convenient, anytime payments to their children's school meal accounts. Create a new account with My School Bucks using the student's 10 digit local ID number. You can find this number in Focus, which is located in the District's Home Page drop down menu; once in Focus, search under "Local Student ID". Each student will need his/her own account.Please use the website link to add funds to your student's prepaid account at www.myschoolbucks.comStudents in all Pinellas County Schools are still able to apply for free and reduced lunch meal benefits online. Online application for free meal benefits are available at www.myschoolapps.com.
School MealsAll students may have one breakfast meal at no charge, which consists of an entrée (i.e.: either a hot menu item choice, or: a bowl of cereal, or cereal bar, with toast); a fruit choice (canned, fresh fruit, 100% juice); and a choice of milk. (PreK meals may differ).Lunch includes one entree item consisting of protein and healthy grains, a fruit choice (canned, fresh fruit, 100% juice); a variety of fresh and cooked vegetables, and a choice of milk. (PreK meals may differ).****Note: Every meal (breakfast and lunch) MUST include at least 1 fruit or 1 vegetable
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Please contact your school's Food and Nutrition Manager for further assistance
Or text or call 727-638-3242