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.