Monroe County Students to Receive Free Meals in School After Hurricane Irma

MONROE COUNTY, Fla. – Students in Monroe County Schools will return to schools after Hurricane Irma able to receive free breakfast and free lunch. All of traditional schools and some charter schools will be able to receive meals through October 20th.

Students at the following schools who already offer reduced or free meal plans will be able to receive breakfast and lunch for free, regardless of eligibility:

  • Key Largo School
  • Coral Shores High School
  • Plantation Key School
  • Treasure Village Montessori School
  • Marathon Middle High School
  • Stanley Switlik Elementary School
  • Big Pine Academy
  • Sugarloaf School
  • Gerald Adams Elementary School
  • Poinciana Elementary School
  • Horace O’Bryant School
  • Key West High School
  • May Sands Montessori School

Food Services Schools Director Melissa Albright said the district may also be eligible for an extension. Mrs. Albright added, her team is excited to be able to offer all students access to nutritious meals. “Food service in partnership with the Florida Department of Agriculture is looking forward to serving our students without the added pressure of having to worry about funds.  We welcome all students to join us for breakfast and lunch because we know Healthy Meals = Healthy Minds. “

Schools will begin in a staggered start sequence with schools in the upper keys heading back to the classroom, Monday September 25th. For more information on the free meal plan opportunity for all students throughout the district and staggered start dates go to Follow us on Facebook @MYMCSD, on Twitter @keysschools, and on Instagram @MYMCSD.  Follow the Superintendent on Twitter @supt_porter.

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