ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County Public Colleges says it should lengthen to the top of the varsity yr a program that provides free meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner — seven days every week to all school-age kids.
What You Want To Know
- All kids can get free meals, no matter want or enrollment
- Dad and mom can choose up the meals at any college on Mondays after the ultimate bell
- More information
Households can present up at any OCPS college and choose up meals for his or her kids, no matter what college their kids attend and whether or not they attend college in any respect, the district stated. They don’t have to qualify based mostly on want or revenue, officers stated.
It stays a part of a congressionally accepted U.S. Division of Agriculture program that provides college methods throughout the nation prolonged flexibility in the best way they distribute meals amid the financial and logistical results of the COVID-19 pandemic.
OCPS instructed Spectrum Information 13 in early October that it could offer the program till the center of December. USDA now provides college districts this system for the remainder of the varsity yr, the district stated.
“Every little thing stands as is,” OCPS spokesman Michael Ollendorff stated in an electronic mail. “Any youngster age 18 and underneath can obtain the free meals.”
Dad and mom can choose up the meals at any college on Mondays starting half-hour after the ultimate bell rings. Curbside service stays obtainable for 90 minutes after that. Dad and mom obtain frozen meals that cowl three meals a day by way of the weekend.
Dad and mom should present solely their youngster’s or kids’s names.
Regardless that households don’t have to qualify for this system this college yr, officers proceed to encourage mother and father to apply on the OCPS website for free and reduced-price meals. Officers say it helps the district, for one factor, display any have to the federal authorities.