Volusia and Flagler County, FL – Volusia and Flagler County are among 48 Florida Counties affected by Hurricane Irma where all students can access free school meals through October 20.
Volusia County Schools and Flagler County Schools made announcements Monday on social media that they will be providing free breakfast and lunch to all students through October 20.
During Hurricane Irma, the Federal Emergency Management Agency declared much of Central Florida a federal disaster area. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam made an official announcement Monday that schools in counties subject to the FEMA Major Disaster Declaration (including Volusia and Flagler) will provide free school lunches, and in some cases, breakfasts, to students through the National School Lunch program.
According to the Florida Department of Agriculture, the school food authorities participating in the program must keep documentation of all meal services, including but not limited to lists of students receiving meals and number of meals served for each type of meal for each day, as well as financial and meal service records.
More information on the school lunch program and a list of other counties participating can be found here.
For information on other FEMA assistance programs, click here.
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