Minnesota Governor Tim Walz closed schools for two weeks last month, in order to prepare for distance learning which is looking more and more like the mode of learning for the remainder of this school year. (A decision may come from the Governor on this later this month.) He also ordered that schools continue to provide school lunches for any students who need them. And districts across the state have worked hard to do just that, often with lunch and breakfast.
We have featured photos of Kimball Schools food service putting together meals for students, and those meals are then home-delivered.
Eden Valley-Watkins has provided pick-up sites for most students, with home-delivery to those who need it. The most popular lunch item with kids is the chicken patty. Next week’s lunch menu includes pizza, pasta, and orange chicken. Breakfast can include cereal, cinnamon rolls, pancake on a stick, or French toast.
Eden Valley-Watkins participates in the USDA summer breakfast/lunch program. It is planned to continue that program this summer, when the school year is completed.
An EV-W community organization has created Eagle Packs, available for pickup as well, that include 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 2 snacks for each student who wants them, for weekend days when school lunches are not available. (Call (320) 292-9816 for this program.)
Hats off to the many workers and volunteers who make sure that our school kids are getting meals that they need.