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We are thrilled to partner with Hebrew Academy Community School of Margate and bring a Kosher Meal program for children ages 1-18 to multiple sites throughout South Florida! This program is run through the State’s Department of Agriculture. It is free and available to all families with no restrictions on eligibility or income. Both caterers are under the ORB and all food is chalav yisrael and pas yisrael. This website will be updated as new sites open. Registration is now open for August 11 or 12 (for NMB) pickup. Registration deadline is Friday August 7th at 3 PM.

לכל המעוניינים, אנחנו שמחים להודיע על פתיחתה ‏של תוכנית לחלוקת אוכל למשפחות בדרום פלורידה. התוכנית נעשית בשיתוף-פעולה עם משרד החקלאות של מדינת פלורידה. תוכנית חלוקת המזון היא ללא עלות ‏ולא הגבלות הכנסה. האוכל שיחולק כחלק מהתכנית נמצא תחת השגחת ה ORB והוא חלב ישראל ופת ישראל. אתר זה יעודכן עם נקודות חלוקה נוספות כשאלו יפתחו בעתיד. ניתן להירשם עכשיו לקבלת מזון בחינם ‏לתאריכים 11 -12 באוגסט. קבלת המזון תעשה בנקודות החלוקה בצפון מיאמי ביץ׳ (NMB) חובה להירשם עד ה-7 באוגסט ב-15:00.

Locations

Hollywood

  • Pickup from Brauser Maimonides Academy located at 5300 SW 40th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314 on Tuesdays between 4 PM – 6 PM.
  • Please check the sign up sheet and your confirmation email for specific distribution times, driving instructions, and other important information.
  • Please note that the USDA program guidelines do not allow carpools.
  • Please make sure your trunk is empty when you come to pick up to ensure the line moves quickly.
  • Please click here to sign up for Hollywood pickup. You must sign up EACH WEEK.
  • Please make sure to pick up your meals if you filled out the sign-up sheet. The caterer is only reimbursed by the government based on the meals that are distributed, not prepared. If you do not pick up your meal, it could jeopardize the program as the caterer could lose money and food may be wasted.
  • Please only sign up for one location distribution per week.
  • Meals are made in a nut free facility.
  • For any questions or concerns, please email Floridakoshermeals@gmail.com and/or nissenscatering@gmail.com

Deerfield Beach

  • Pickup from Temple Beth Israel located at 201 S Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 on Tuesdays between 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM.
  • Please check the sign up sheet and your confirmation email for specific distribution times, driving instructions, and other important information.
  • Please note that the USDA program guidelines do not allow carpools.
  • Please make sure your trunk is empty when you come to pick up to ensure the line moves quickly.
  • Please click here to sign up for Deerfield Beach pickup. You must sign up EACH WEEK.
  • Please make sure to pick up your meals if you filled out the sign-up sheet. The caterer is only reimbursed by the government based on the meals that are distributed, not prepared. If you do not pick up your meal, it could jeopardize the program as the caterer could lose money and food may be wasted.
  • Please only sign up for one location distribution per week.
  • Meals are made in a nut free facility.
  • For any questions or concerns, please email Floridakoshermeals@gmail.com and/or mkeller@hebrewacademy.org.

Miami Beach

  • Pickup from Kosher Koop located at 4000 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140 on Tuesdays between 3 PM – 5 PM.
  • Please check the sign up sheet and your confirmation email for specific distribution times, driving instructions, and other important information.
  • Please note that the USDA program guidelines do not allow carpools.
  • Please make sure your trunk is empty when you come to pick up to ensure the line moves quickly.
  • Please click here to sign up for Miami Beach pickup. You must sign up EACH WEEK.
  • Please make sure to pick up your meals if you filled out the sign-up sheet. The caterer is only reimbursed by the government based on the meals that are distributed, not prepared. If you do not pick up your meal, it could jeopardize the program as the caterer could lose money and food may be wasted.
  • Please only sign up for one location distribution per week.
  • Meals are made in a nut free facility.
  • For any questions or concerns, please email ahagreen@gmail.com and/or nissenscatering@gmail.com

North Miami Beach

  • Pickup from Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes located at 1025 Miami Gardens Dr, North Miami Beach, FL 33179 on Wednesdays between 12 PM – 5:30 PM.
  • Please check the sign up sheet and your confirmation email for specific distribution times, driving instructions, and other important information.
  • Please note that the USDA program guidelines do not allow carpools.
  • Please make sure your trunk is empty when you come to pick up to ensure the line moves quickly.
  • Please click here to sign up for North Miami Beach pickup. You must sign up EACH WEEK.
  • Please make sure to pick up your meals if you filled out the sign-up sheet. The caterer is only reimbursed by the government based on the meals that are distributed, not prepared. If you do not pick up your meal, it could jeopardize the program as the caterer could lose money and food may be wasted.
  • Please only sign up for one location distribution per week.
  • Meals are made in a nut free facility.
  • For any questions or concerns, please email Floridakoshermeals@gmail.com and/or nissenscatering@gmail.com

FAQ'S

In response to the Covid-19 crisis, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing free meals to all children age 18 and under. Teach FL along with multiple partners have received approval for kosher meals at multiple distribution sites around the state. There is no charge for these meals. All households with children age 18 and under are eligible to participate in this USDA program. Due to the current health emergency, the income eligibility requirement has been waived.

  1. Who is eligible for the Kosher meal program?
    Any child ages 1-18 who is a Florida resident.
  2. Where is the funding for this food coming from?
    It is a federal program called the Summer Foods Service Program which is run through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and administered by the state.
  3. How is this free to everyone?
    The program’s purpose is to provide nutritionally balanced meals to those that are income eligible. Due to the current pandemic, the income eligibility requirement has been waived so that more children can be fed in these difficult circumstances.
  4. Will the staff and volunteers be abiding by social distancing guidelines?
    Yes, there will be contactless delivery. You drive up and open your trunk or rear window, and the staff/volunteers will put the food directly into your trunk, then you drive away. They will be wearing proper PPE as well.
  5. Where and when do we pick up meals?
    Please find a location on this page closest to you.
  6. If I register but do not want the meals, can I just not show up?
    No. It is important to pick up the meals if you have registered. The USDA only pays for claimed meals. Ordering meals and not picking them up is costly to the kosher program.
  7. Can I pick up meals for my children in multiple locations each week?
    No. The USDA Summer Food Program is designed to provide one breakfast and one lunch per day per child.
  8. Do I need to bring anything with me when I pick up meals?
    You do not need to bring any identification with you. We only ask that you have a sheet of paper with your first and last name and number of children to easily identify and manage the volume of cars.
  9. If my family is vegetarian, or if we have other dietary restrictions can I indicate a preference on the registration form?
    At this time, there will be only one distribution option. Some products in each box are meat, some pareve and some dairy.
  10. Can non-kosher consumers pick up meals at these designated locations?
    Yes. The USDA Summer Food Program, at all sites, is open to all children 18 and under.

If you have any questions, please email Floridakoshermeals@gmail.com