Chase County Schools is providing a meal program while the school is closed during the COVID-19 outbreak. CCS teachers helping this week to get the meals out were, from left, Morgan Gockley, Paige Milner and Carolina Ramos.
Food program through school providing lunches, breakfasts to area children
Chase County Schools has secured grant funding from the Nebraska Department of Education to provide free breakfast and lunch to children ages 1-18.
CCS Principal Jon Lechtenberg said this program is designed to feed all children in Chase County in that age group with pickup locations in Imperial, Champion and Lamar.
On Tuesday, 225 children were being served, he said.
Other families who wish to take part can do so, but must fill out a form online beforehand, he said.
Meals will be “Grab and Go” and can be picked up at the following locations and times:
Imperial—11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. East side of Chase County Schools in the parking lot.
Champion—12 noon-12:15 p.m. East side of the community center.
Lamar—12:30-12:45 p.m. Fire department.
On Monday through Thursday, a lunch for the day and a breakfast for the following day will be included.
On Fridays, meals can be picked up for Friday lunch through Monday breakfast, including meals for Saturday and Sunday.
To help assist in having an accurate meal count school officials ask that each household complete this form one time: https://forms.gle/VzjkJwD 5C88pG4KP6.
The form is also available on the school website: chase countyschools.org.
Those who have questions or have trouble completing the form, can call the school at 308-882-4304.