Dear Families,

We want to communicate some changes to the Grab-and-Go meal distribution as we prepare for the 2020-21 school year.

Our district will continue to provide students with nutritious meals regardless of whether they are eLearning or back in the classroom. However, ONLY students enrolled in Hillsborough County Public Schools will be eligible for grab-and-go meals.

Unfortunately, students enrolled in Hillsborough Virtual School (HVS) or any other “virtual” platform other than E-Learning via your child’s assigned Hillsborough County Public Schools site will not be eligible to receive a meal from Student Nutrition Services.

August 31st – eLearning & Classroom Learning

Beginning August 31st, as many of our students make the transition back to the classroom, we will continue to offer Grab-and-Go meals to our eLearners only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  During that time, students will receive their meal for that day AND the next day (except on Fridays).  We ask, if at all possible, you go to your child’s enrolled school for these meals.

We will not be accepting cash from eLearners at the school site. Instead, we ask that you pay using, or by taking a payment to the office of the school site at which your child is enrolled.

Whether our students get meals inside their brick and mortar school or from our curbside Grab and Go, all students receive breakfast at no cost. Students who receive free or reduced lunches will have these meals provided at no cost. However, students who are not eligible or approved for free or reduced lunches will be charged $2.25 for elementary students and $2.75 for secondary students.

Students receiving Free or Reduced Lunches will benefit from:

  • ACT fee waivers
  • SAT fee waivers
  • College application fee waivers
  • Reduced costs for Internet providers

To apply for your 2020-21 free school meal benefits, go to It’s quick, confidential and easy.

Thank you,
Hillsborough County Public Schools