In Broward County, schools chief Robert Runcie said, “So many of our students rely on the district for basic meals that they need. Over 60% of this District relies on free or reduced meals so that’s a priority that we take into consideration, and we are ready to feed our students while they are home.”
Sunday, Broward County Public Schools updated its message saying, “The food distribution is no longer specific to students who receive free or reduced meals only. We will provide breakfast and lunch to any BCPS student who needs it.”
Eight high schools, one middle school are being designated for meal preparation and distribution, and are as follows:
Boyd Anderson High
Blanche Ely High
Breakfast will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and lunch from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Meals will be available Monday, March 16, Wednesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 19.
Students will need to show school identification to get a meal for themselves and family members who are with them. If a student left their ID at school, flexibility will be provided for these students to assure they receive meals.
Meals are walk-up or pull-up.
The District is also partnering with community organizations that help address food challenges including Feeding South Florida, Health Foundation of Broward, The Hunger Coalition and The United Way