LAKE CITY – With faculty virtually out, Lake Metropolis space faculties are providing a meals service program to make sure college students have sufficient to eat this summer time.
The college lately introduced that it might as soon as once more sponsor the Summer time Meals Service Program for youngsters. This system, known as Meet Up and Eat Up, is sponsored by the US Division of Training and funded by the US Division of Agriculture.
By this system, free meals are offered to youngsters below the age of 18 or individuals as much as the age of 26 who’re enrolled in an academic program for the mentally or bodily disabled that’s acknowledged by a neighborhood public training company.
With the varsity’s sponsorship of this system, Lake Metropolis Space Colleges Superintendent Timothy Hejnal stated they hope to deal with a group want.
“Any time a program is obtainable that may affect not solely our college students and households, but additionally different college students and households in our group, we go to nice lengths to implement it,” Hejnal stated.
Beginning Monday, June 13, Hejnal stated faculty meals service staff will serve breakfast and lunch at Lake Metropolis Elementary College. Breakfast shall be served from 7:30 am to eight:15 am and lunch shall be served from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Hejnal stated individuals can eat within the faculty cafeteria or take their meals to go.
Lake Metropolis Meals Service Director Lori McDonald stated a weekly menu shall be posted on the varsity web site Thursday or Friday for the next week. Whereas youngsters can eat free of charge, she stated adults can eat for a minimal cost.
Hejnal stated that this system will final till Friday, August 12. There shall be a break in the course of the week of July 4th.
Having applied this system in earlier years, McDonald stated they sometimes common between 15 and 100 individuals. In talking with households, she stated many have expressed how worthwhile it’s for his or her youngsters to have the ability to get nutritious meals in the course of the summer time.
Listening to that optimistic suggestions, Hejnal stated it exhibits the varsity is hitting the mark in addressing the wants of the group.
“I believe it lets us know that we have been in tune with the wants of our group and our youngsters and households,” Hejnal stated.
With about 78% of Lake Metropolis college students eligible free of charge or reduced-price lunch, Hejnal stated the varsity hopes to deal with a necessity this summer time.
“It is one other manner that Lake Metropolis Colleges cares about our group and the youngsters and households in it,” stated Hejnal. “We all know that, particularly with rising prices, all household budgets are being stretched and it is a program the place, if mother and father want it, they’ll safe two of the three each day meals for his or her youngsters right here.
“That may make a distinction for a lot of our households,” he continued. “So, we’re excited to have the ability to try this.”