Twelve schools in Palm Beach County are now making sure kids get a full three meals a day by beginning to serve dinner. The meals will be offered at no charge for any students in after-school programs and each will contain a meat or a protein alternative, a grain, fruit, a vegetable and milk.
According to Feeding America, an organization providing food to hungry children, nearly 20 percent of kids do not know where their next meal is coming from. To help get this number closer to zero, twelve schools have joined 55 other sites in Palm Beach County to serve dinner on a daily basis for kids in need.
These are the schools that are now participating:
Congress Middle School, Boynton Beach
Osceola Creek Middle School, Loxahatchee
Woodlands Middle School, Lake Worth
Lake Worth High
Conniston Middle School, West Palm Beach
South Olive Elementary School, West Palm Beach
Palm Beach Lakes High School, West Palm Beach
Palmetto Elementary School, West Palm Beach
Royal Palm Beach High School
Santaluces High School, Lantana
John I. Leonard High School, Greenacres
Pahokee High School
Learn more about the county's expanding school dinner programs from the Sun Sentinel.