In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, the UCF Creative School for Children is distributing food for free to local in-need families during the coronavirus pandemic.
For as long as schools remain closed, the Creative School for Children will distribute meals and snacks, as available, each weekday from 11 a.m. to noon to help support families whose children typically receive one of their daily meals at school.
“We understand this is a very difficult time for the families in our community, and we want to do our part to help.” — Suzette Turner
“We understand this is a very difficult time for the families in our community, and we want to do our part to help,” said Suzette Turner, director of the Creative School for Children.
The Creative School is an on-campus child care center and pre-kindergarten that enrolls children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Most are children of UCF students and employees. With 110 children currently enrolled, the Creative School wants to do its part in making sure its students receive the nutrition they need during this difficult time. The service is also open to the community at large.
The Creative School regularly serves as a food distribution site for Second Harvest, particularly over summer breaks when children are out of school and in-need families may struggle to provide enough food. They also provide food to children in aftercare during the school year, as needed.
The safety and wellbeing of the community is the top priority at this time. Like all campus and community operations, the Creative School’s food distribution service will continually be evaluated and may change in the weeks ahead. Any operational changes will be communicated with the community at large.