The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has accepted the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (FDACS) request to allow all students in 48 counties designated in the FEMA Major Disaster Declaration access to free school meals through the National School Lunch Program.
All students in the following counties can access free school meals through the National School Lunch Program from Sept.18 – Oct. 20, 2017: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sarasota, Sumter, Suwannee, Union and Volusia.
FDACS may be requesting additional flexibilities. As such, additional information may be added to the waiver. The FDACS website will be updated as needed.