Miami Dade County Public Schools will hand out thousands of free meals to families on Thursday.
“In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many in our community are struggling to meet basic needs,” the district wrote in a press release.
WLRN has been reporting on families who can’t afford groceries or are running low after multiple days with no power. Some families rely on the school district for their children to eat breakfast and lunch when school is in session. Miami-Dade schools are closed through Friday.
The district is collaborating with Feeding South Florida Food Bank to distribute up to 3o,000 meals-ready-to-eat (MRE’s) at each site, while supplies last. Distribution starts at 11:30 a.m. in 8 schools and at 3 p.m. in two additional ones.
The following are the schools open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.:
- Frederick Douglass Elementary School, 314 N.W. 12th Street, Miami, FL 33136
- Parkway Educational Complex, 2349 N.W. 175th Street, Miami Gardens, FL
- Hialeah Middle School, 6027 East 7th Avenue, Hialeah, FL
- D.A. Dorsey Technical College, 7100 N.W. 17th Avenue, Miami, Fl
- West Miami Middle School, 7525 S.W. 24th Street, Miami, FL
- South Dade Senior High, 28401 S.W. 167th Avenue, Homestead, FL
- Miami Senior High School, 2450 SW First Street, Miami, FL
- Robert Morgan Educational Center, 18180 SW 122nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33177
These two additional schools will open at 3 p.m.:
- South Hialeah Elementary, 265 East 5th Street, Hialeah FL 33010
- Feinberg/Fisher K-8 Center, 1420 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach FL 33139
Note: This story was updated at 11:15 a.m. to reflect the fact that two additional schools are opening at 3 p.m.