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Donate to our SMA Disaster Relief Fund to assist our families in need of food, supplies and toiletries.

With your help, our SMA families in need of assistance can begin to rebuild and our students can return to their education.

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Listed below are ways that Sarasota County Schools can assist our families and students who have had changes in their economic status as a result of the storm.

Sarasota County Schools is allowing all students to charge meals as we walk through this process so all students will continue to have access to food for breakfast and lunch.

Family Support

Food & Distribution Sites

For those who have expressed interest in donating supplies for local families & individuals in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, please note the following donation site information:
There is a Florida response to hurricane Ian website: Florida Hurricane Response
Distribution Sites

Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM)

  • FDEM is identifying locations and resource needs for Points of Distribution (POD) in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Lee, and Sarasota counties.
  • More than 829,000 MREs and 3.8 million bottles of water have been distributed so far.

PODs open today include:

Sarasota County

  • Hyundai of Venice
    • 200 Jacaranda Blvd.
    • Venice, FL 34292
  • Englewood Center Plaza 
    • 200 S. Indiana Ave.
    • Englewood, FL 34223
  • Twin Lakes Park
    • 6700 Clark Road
    • Sarasota, FL 34241
  • Venice Community Center
    • 326 S. Nokomis Ave.
    • Venice, FL 34258
  • San Pedro Catholic Church
    • 14380 Tamiami Trail
    • North Port, FL
  • Sarasota County Croquet Club
    • 1400 Lucaya Ave
    • Venice, FL 34285

Staff & Student Support

Volunteer Opportunities: How YOU Can Help!

Click below to learn more on evacuation shelters, food distribution centers, power outages, etc. in Sarasota County.

Sarasota County - Hurricane Recovery Efforts

Click below to learn updates on Sarasota County School District on food and supply distribution sites and school closures. 

Sarasota County School District Updates

Residential Damage Resources

Business Damage Resources

IMPORTANT REQUEST: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and the State Emergency Response Team (SERT) activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey in response to Hurricane Ian. Survey responses will allow the state to expedite Hurricane Ian recovery efforts by gathering data and assessing the needs of affected businesses. IT IS IMPORTANT TO SHARE YOUR INFORMATION ON DAMAGE/LOSS ASAP.
Results from the Business Damage Assessment Survey will be shared with various federal, state, and local agencies to implement appropriate relief. Businesses can complete the survey online or visit FloridaDisaster.biz and select “Hurricane Ian” from the dropdown menu. If you need additional assistance with your business, please call 850-815-4925 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. or email ESF-18@em.myflorida.com. 
Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Florida following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to Hurricane Ian beginning Sept. 23.

Current Families - How Can We Help?