Laramie County School District 1 set to continue summer lunch program

LCSD1 give kids summer lunch program- May 2021
LCSD1 give kids summer lunch program- May 2021(Valeria Fugate)
Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 5:53 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -Many low-income families benefit from the free and reduced meals program at schools, but they worry about how kids will stay fed over the school break.

During the school year, the Laramie County School District 1 nutrition services (LCSD) feeds 10,000 students twice a day, which leaves a food gap once the school year is over.

Along with the USDA assistance, the LCSD will continue to provide breakfast and lunches to students over the summer holiday.

Due to the pandemic, 300 virtual- online students are benefiting from the reduced lunch program and are getting their meals from drop-ff locations.

Children and students 18 months to 18 years are eligible for the food, and LCSD1 will provide summer meals from June 21 until Aug.13.

Friday lunch bags will also contain three breakfasts and lunches to provide students food over the weekends.

All meals will be grab-and-go, with some hot entrees added on occasion, and the program is estimated to feed 1,200 students during the summer months.

The USDA has also extending summer feeding waivers to keep food distributors and school staff working; it’s to help distribute and prepare food for students.

Lunch bag pickups will start at 11:30 am and run through 12:30 pm each weekday.

They will be at multiple locations, including...

  • Mccormick Jr High School
  • Arp Elementary
  • South High School
  • Eastridge Facility

Summer school students will pick up at different locations not open to the public.

That includes...

  • Afflerbach Elementary
  • Baggs Elementary
  • Davis Elementary
  • Goins Elementary
  • Meadowlark Elementary
  • Prairie Wind Elementary
  • Sunrise Elementary
  • South High School

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