Michigan Creates Interactive Map To Find Free Meals For Kids
While Michigan schools are closed, many of them are still doing everything they can to provide free meals to their students.
One of the biggest negative impacts on the state ordered school closures is the fact that many families rely on the schools for morning and afternoon meals. The state and schools have stepped up huge during the Coronavirus outbreak though, finding ways to get their students the meals they rely on.
The closure has triggered a program called the Unanticipated School Closure Summer Food Service Program. According to Mlive the SFSP is a sponsor driven meal giveaway that operates like the summer food program when school is out of session.
There are many locations throughout Genesee County offering up to two meals per day to kids up to 18 years old. Students from 18 to 26 years old are also included if they are special needs with an active IEP.
The map is updated twice daily through the duration of the program on April 5th. Flint has also created a Coronavirus resource site here. It covers everything from food and water distribution to emergency services.