All Broward County Public Schools to Serve Free Breakfast and Lunch to All Students Through Oct. 20, 2017


Students to Receive Free School Meals through the USDA’s National School Lunch Program

Available now through Friday, Oct. 20, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) will serve free breakfast and lunch to all students. Following Hurricane Irma, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted a special waiver, allowing students access to free school meals through the National School Lunch Program.

“Knowing that many families across Broward County are dealing with the devastating effects of Hurricane Irma, BCPS, through the USDA waiver, is ensuring that all students have access to a healthy breakfast and lunch on school days through Oct. 20,” said Mary Mulder, Director of BCPS Food & Nutrition Services.

In the coming weeks, students can look forward to a variety of tasty and nutritious menu items for breakfast and lunch. Favorites such as Banana Pancakes, Hash Browns, Canadian Bacon, Egg and Cheese Croissant Sandwiches and Apple Cinnamon Rolls will appear on the breakfast menu. Students can also enjoy Turkey and Cheese Wraps, Cuban Sandwiches, Tacos and French Bread Pizza for lunch, along with the Asian Chicken Kale Salad, a personal favorite from celebrity chef and BCPS consultant Rudy Poindexter. Parents can also check online as menus are updated periodically:


“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 101 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit Follow BCPS Food & Nutrition Services on Twitter @BCPSFNS and Facebook at, and download the free BCPS mobile app.

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