Summer Food Distribution Plans

Since school closures due to COVID-19, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) and the Miami Dolphins have stepped up to address food insecurity in the community, a reality that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. The organizations recently announced an expansion of their strong partnership through food distribution over the summer months and beyond. “We remain committed to being a lifeline for our children and families in need,” said Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho. “Miami-Dade County Public Schools is fortunate to have the Miami Dolphins support us in our commitment to battle food insecurity in our community with their generous donation.”  To date, more than four million meals have been distributed throughout the District. M-DCPS will continue its meal distributions to students at 50 schools around the county. These will continue to be handed out on Tuesdays and Fridays; however, the summer hours are now from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  In support of this initiative, the Miami Dolphins have committed to donating 500 chilled, to-go meals every week for an entire year. These meals will be provided at Miami Gardens area schools in addition to the grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches provided by M-DCPS.