As unemployment climbs and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create unexpected challenges for families, Broward County and Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) are working with Broward service organizations to provide a comprehensive online resource for the community at Together4Broward.org.
Together4Broward.org lists entities throughout the county that are assisting Broward residents during these extraordinary times. Families can quickly locate those closest to their home through an interactive map.
Many in our community face unemployment, and food insecurity is of great concern. Together4Broward.org has as its first priority supporting access to nutritional foods. The website highlights dozens of locations across Broward County offering healthy meals, including food banks, 49 BCPS schools – serving “grab and go” meals once a week for children 18 years and younger and the adults who accompany them – as well as churches and local government agencies that provide a range of support services.
This community resource is a collaborative effort by a coalition of independent agencies and community supporters working together to ensure families have access to crucial services during the unprecedented health crisis and economic downturn.
In addition to Broward County and BCPS, those entities include Children’s Services Council of Broward County; Feeding South Florida; HOPE South Florida; Meals on Wheels South Florida; United Way of Broward County; Area Agency on Aging; Food for Health, the Environment, Economy & Democracy, LLC (FHEED); Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth (FLIPANY), Food Rescue US, No Kid Hungry, South Florida Hunger Coalition, 211, Jim Moran Foundation, Miami Dolphins and the Health Foundation of Broward County.
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS - “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 nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 89 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 204 different countries and 191 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools.com and download the free BCPS mobile app