After Hurricane Irma: 27 PBC schools will serve kids free meals


More than two dozen Palm Beach County public schools will be offering free meals to children and their families on Thursday and Friday to ensure access to nutritious meals as schools work to reopen after Hurricane Irma.

The 27 campuses will serve breakfast and lunch to anyone under 18, along with their adult caretakers, the school district said. Breakfasts will be served from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“The impacts of Hurricane Irma are being felt across our community, and Superintendent Robert Avossa has ordered feeding locations be opened to ensure children are receiving the meals they would have normally received at school,” the school district said in a news release.

The food sites range from Jupiter to Delray Beach and as far west as Belle Glade and Pahokee.

Thousands of students across the county depend on the public schools for meals, and the school district says the food sites are a way to minimize disruption to children’s food schedules as the district works to reopen its schools.

“It’s for any students under the age of 18 and the adult that’s accompanying them,” said Donald Fennoy, the school district’s chief operating officer.



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