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FREE meals will be provided for ALL students while school is out from March 17-20

FREE meals will be provided for ALL students while school is out from March 17-20


All children age 18 and under may receive free breakfast and lunch through a drive-through service at most Waynesville R-VI schools from March 17-20. The children will need to be present in the vehicle to receive the meals.


The drive-through service will be offered from 7:45 to 9 a.m. for breakfast and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for lunch at the following buildings:

  • East Elementary
  • Freedom Elementary
  • Partridge Elementary
  • Thayer Elementary
  • Wood Elementary
  • Waynesville Sixth Grade Center
  • Waynesville Middle School
  • Waynesville High School


In addition, the district will offer free meals from school buses that will serve as remote locations in the community; those locations will be announced later.

This temporary program is being made possible through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and in partnership with OPAA!  These meals will include all five food groups and milk, per accordance to state guidelines.  Eligible disabled adults** over age 18 may also receive free meals.

The district has received a special waiver to implement the SFSP during this closure; however, all meals will be “grab and go” to eliminate large groups of people in one area.  All are asked to practice social distancing. 

This program is administered by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, P.O. Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

    For more information about the free meals, call Food Services at 573-842-2099. More info is also available on the web at

    **Eligible disabled adults over 18:  Eligible disabled adults are those who are determined by a State educational agency or a local public educational agency of a State to be mentally or physically handicapped and who participate in a public or non-profit private school program established for the mentally or physically handicapped.


March 16, 2020