In response to the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today announced that all students in Gulf and Washington counties are eligible for free school meals through the National School Lunch Program from now through Nov. 30, 2018, in addition to other flexibilities to best serve students. [Read more…] about Following Hurricane Michael, All Students in Gulf and Washington Counties Are Eligible for Free School Meals
Free School Meals
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has accepted the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ request to extend access to free school meals through November 30 for all students in Monroe, Collier and Lee counties, which are still recovering from Hurricane Irma and subject to a FEMA Major Disaster Declaration. Collier, Lee and Monroe counties have 191 schools and 138,000 students.
Parents or guardians looking for additional info can contact the department at 1-800-504-6609 or InfoFNW@FreshFromFlorida.com.
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture accepted a request to allow all students in 48counties subject to a FEMA Major Disaster Declaration access to free school meals through the National School Lunch Program. These changes, in effect Sept. 18 – Oct. 20, will potentially impact over 3,000 schools and 2.5 million children. The department is requesting additional flexibilities as counties are being declared major disaster areas and as requests are submitted by counties. As such, additional counties could be added to the waiver in the coming days.
All Students in the following counties can access free school meals through the National School Lunch Program from Sept.18 – Oct. 20, 2017: Charlotte, Collier, Hillsborough, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Pinellas, Broward, Palm Beach, Glades, Hendry, Sarasota, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, Brevard, Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, Volusia, Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Nassau, Suwannee and Union.
Parents or guardians can find additional information here or contact the department at 1-800-504-6609 or InfoFNW@FreshFromFlorida.com.