Currently, EBT K-8 Center and John I. Smith, as well as others schools have joined the initiative of Miami-Dade County Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, School Board members, and volunteers to distribute food and water to students who don’t have access to meals during the closure of schools in Florida. This measurement was taken after the spread of the coronavirus.
M-DCPS provides free breakfast for all students and free or reduced-price lunch to more than 73 percent of students. With the support of local community partners, M-DCPS implements a community feeding plan to provide meals for ALL students.
Schools will provide hot grab-and-go meals for both breakfast and lunch between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday of next week. These meals will be prepared by M-DCPS food service personnel. Students can report to their enrolled school or their neighborhood school to collect the meals. Meal distribution will take place in an area along the external perimeter of the building.