Florida Schools Offer Free Breakfast, Lunches To Students In Wake Of Irma

At least 48 county school districts in Florida will be serving free breakfast and lunch to students through Oct. 20 -- as classes resume after Hurricane Irma.

More counties may be added to that list in the coming days.

In a statement Monday, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam said the U.S. Department of Agriculture approved a plan to make meals available to the students in those 48 counties through the National School Lunch Program.

The counties include the hardest-hit by Irma: 

  • Miami-Dade County 
  • Broward County
  • Monroe County
  • Collier County

State officials say as many as 3,000 schools and 2.5 million students may benefit from the plan.

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