Polk County Schools partners with our local non-profit Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry (TBOM) to provide weekend food for students. The counselors at each school work with the teachers and TBOM staff to identify and serve students that meet the program eligibility requirements.
Feed-A-Kid is only for children you believe are chronically hungry. The program provides backpacks with food to children who might otherwise not have sufficient food over the weekend.
To refer a child to Feed-A-Kid, please review the following list of behaviors that a child who is chronically hungry should display on a regular basis. At least (3) items on this list must be displayed regularly to refer a child to Feed-A-Kid. If you believe you have a child in your school that exhibits at least 3 of these required behaviors, please contact your school's Counselor.