Lunch added to GDOE school meal distribution program

The GDOE Grab 'n Go school meal program. (PNC file photo)

Lunch will now be added to the GDOE School Meal Distribution Program

Starting November 13th, the meal program will be serving not just 5 equivalent, nonperishable breakfast food items, but 5 lunch items as well.

GDOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez talks about how they were able to add lunches to the menu and encourages families to avail of the food support program.

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“We were shut down since the beginning of the year and we had to plan for some other way to provide meal support to our kids so we were able to use an existing waiver that had been extended to December to be able to provide non-perishable breakfast items. The breakfast that we serve, a lot of that stuff was already nonperishable items so that was easy to turn around and give out to our families. But we had to order, you know, the food for the lunches to be nonperishable and they were to be distributed. So starting on the 13th, when our families come by to pick up their meals for their kids, they should substantially see more food being provided,” Fernandez said.

The school meal program is open to all GDOE students up to 18 years of age and it will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

When picking up meals at the distribution sites, participants are reminded to remain in their vehicles and to wear masks at all times.