WARSAW — The Summer Food Service Program for Children was created to serve nutritious meals to children when the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available.
Almost 50% of students enrolled at Warsaw Community Schools qualify for free or reduced meals. During the summer months, many of these children lose access to these meals. Due to the coronavirus, more families now face financial concerns due to unanticipated COVID-19 layoffs and loss of employment.
Now that school is officially out for the summer, children up through age 18 may continue receiving meals each Monday in June at Lakeview Middle School. In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the USDA established a waiver to support access to nutritious meals while minimizing potential exposure to the coronavirus. This allows families to pick up five days of meals at one time. Please note that children do not need to be present.
Families do not have to be on free or reduced benefits to receive these meals. It is unknown at this time if the meal program will operate after June. Updates will be provided on the school district website. A one time only registration is required to pick up meals. If a family has already registered for the meal pick-up or delivery, there is no need to register again. Meal pick-up times are from 1 to 4 p.m. each Monday at Lakeview Middle School, located at 848 E. Smith St., Warsaw. Register online. Direct questions to Marci Franks at [email protected].