School’s pick-up meal program extended through June 30
The Nebraska Department of Education-funded breakfast and lunch program through Chase County Schools was extended through June 30.
Since the middle of March, meal pick-ups were provided Monday through Thursday, and delivered to Champion and Lamar.
Supt. Larry Lambert told board members at the May 12 meeting that staff with Lunchtime Solutions will continue the program until the end of next month, but it has been changed to a once-a-week distribution every Tuesday until June 30.
The weekly Tuesday distribution started this week.
CCS 7-12 Principal Jon Lechtenberg said administration had to redo some paperwork to extend the program beyond the original May 15 date.
Families in the program will receive breakfast and lunches for children age 1-18 for an entire week.
That means families will need to plan. Information on the school website noted that many items in the weekly pick-up can be frozen and are shelf stable. The exception will be milk.
Lambert noted, as an example, a family with three children in the program will be receiving 42 cartons of milk at each weekly pick-up.
“That’s the biggest hurdle—to provide that,” he said.
Once home, one suggestion families can consider is to pour the milk from the individual cartons into larger sized milk cartons, suggested Amy Prior, food service director at CCS.
Tips and other information was to be distributed.
Lunches will be available for pick-up at the Chase County School east parking lot from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Meals will also continue to be delivered to Champion Community Center at 12 noon to 12:15 p.m. and the fire station in Lamar from 12:30 to 12:45 p.m.
For changes in meal plans or numbers, families can email Sherri Wheeler at CCS at: swheeler@chasecoun tyschools.org or call 308-882-4228.
Families can continue to sign up for meals at this link: https://forms.gle/VzjkJwD 5C88pG4KP6.