Map Available To Find FREE Meals For Michigan Kids During School Closure

WWJ News
March 17, 2020 - 3:34 pm

(WWJ) With all K-12 school buildings shuttered, some Michigan families find themselves struggling with how to feed the kids. 

To help, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced that an online map has been developed to help families find locations where FREE meals are being provided during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The map can be found at: www.michigan.gov/meetupeatup, and will be updated twice each day during the closure period.

These meals, served under the program called Unanticipated School Closure Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), are available to all children at no cost. Up to two meals per day may be served to all children ages 0-18. This includes students with disabilities ages 18-26 with an active individual education program (IEP). This program assists Michigan’s school districts and community partners to ensure that kids receive nutritious meals during the school closure announced by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on March 12, 2020.

Schools and sponsors that participate in Unanticipated School Closure SFSP help ensure children do not experience a lapse in food security now that schools are closed starting March 16, 2020, through April 5, 2020.

For parents and guardians in the city of Detroit, there is also a handy list of meal pickup locations and times at THIS LINK.

For questions about Michigan’s Summer Food Service Program or Unanticipated School Closure, contact MDE at 517-241-5374 or mde-sfsp@michigan.gov.

Michiganders can find the latest information about the outbreak HERE