Broward County Public Schools Expands Summer Food Program to Help During Coronavirus

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jun 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 14:35:33-04

Broward County Public Schools just started its expanded summer food distribution program on June 9th.

Families in need during the Coronavirus will continue to get extra help as food will be handed out every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 49 school locations.

Under the expanded COVID-19 food program, meals for the entire week will be given to each child under 18 and to any accompanying adult.

“Traditionally, it’s any child 18 years or younger are eligible to come receive summer meals. We know that our community is struggling right now. Food insecurity is more prevalent than ever. During the regular school year, 64% of our students were eligible for free or reduced priced meals. We know that with families losing their jobs, incomes are dwindling. We know that there are more people experiencing food insecurity who need these meals. Now, in addition to children 18 and younger coming to receive summer meals, family members accompanying them can also receive meals,” said Zoe Crego, Dietician of Broward County Public Schools.

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