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Summer Feeding & Free School Year Meals

Summer Feeding & Free School Year Meals
Posted on 05/28/2020
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(See below for Summer Feeding Information.) 

UPDATE: KCS Will Continue Free Meals for 2020-2021 School Year

Students in Kanawha  County will have the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at school at no cost again this school year through a program called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The CEP was enacted as a result of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and provides universal meal service to children in high-poverty areas. This is the fifth year for the option.

 The CEP serves as an alternative to collecting, approving and verifying household eligibility applications for free- and reduced-price eligible students in high-poverty Local Education Agencies (LEAs). If at least 40 percent of a school’s students are directly certified for free meal benefits, the entire school qualifies for the option. 

 “We know that academic achievement increases when our students are focused on learning instead of hunger, and participation in the CEP program reflects our commitment to providing secure and reliable access to nutritious meals,” said, Dr. Tom Williams, Superintendent of Kanawha County Schools. “I am proud that Kanawha County Schools continues to participate in the CEP program to help meet a crucial need for many students in our county.”

Kanawha County expects to have all schools participate in the CEP. All students at every elementary, middle, and high school shall receive a free breakfast and a lunch. 

The 2017 Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap data reports high levels of food insecurity and hunger across the country. In West Virginia, more than 14 percent of residents, and over 79,000 children, live in food insecure households.

Summer Feeding

Meal kits will be distributed at the following open sites for parent pick-up only. Parents will drive up to the tent or front door check-in, open the trunk of the car or side door, and staff will load and close the door. Five-day meal kits will contain breakfast and lunch items along with milk. They have a shelf life of 10 days and portions of the kit will need refrigeration within 2 hours.

Meals will be available at the following sites.

Site

Dates

Day of week

Time

Bridge-Clendenin Elem

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

11 a.m. – Noon

Cedar Grove Elem

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Capital High School

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Monday: Parent pickup

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Dunbar Primary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

East Bank Middle

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Flinn Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Monday: Parent pickup

Noon – 1 p.m.

Weimer Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Horace Mann Middle

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Malden Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Mary C. Snow Westside

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Marmet Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

Noon – 1 p.m.

Montrose Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Nitro Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Overbrook Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

Noon – 1 p.m.

Piedmont Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Monday: Parent pickup

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Point Harmony Elem

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

Noon – 1 p.m.

Riverside High School

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

Noon – 1 p.m.

Sissonville Elementary

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Tuesday: Parent pickup

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

St. Albans High

6/8/20 – 9/1/20

Monday: Parent picku

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

A nutritious meal is important for children to learn, play and remain active during the summer months. No enrollment is necessary. Parents can simply show up at a meal site to pick up one box for each child 18 years of age or younger.

For more information about the Kanawha County Schools Summer Food Program, please call 304-348-6660.

More information about the USDA program is available at: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-food-service-program.

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