Miami Dade school district distributed bulk meals to needy families at schools for the two-week winter break.
The district plans to give out 1 million meals.
Dozens of families came by to pick up bulk groceries to sustain them over the winter break. It’s the first time Miami-Dade County Public Schools distributed meals over winter.
“Food insecurity continues to be a sad reality in our community,” said Miami-Dade Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho. “We recognize during this pandemic many families are struggling.”
139 schools distributed 1.2 million meals, enough for 12 breakfasts and 12 lunches for 40,000 students in need.
Prepared by chef José Andrés, the school district will deliver 500 hot meals a day for nine days over the break to where the neediest students reside.
School staff volunteered to stay after hours to help with food for 400 families.
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