More free food remote sites added
More free food remote sites added
The Waynesville R-VI School District will now offer free drive-through or walk-up breakfast and lunch at 14 locations for all children age 18 and under and eligible disabled adults through Friday, March 20, 2020. Snack in a Pack will be available at all 14 sites on Friday as well. In addition, the district will make arrangements for food to be delivered to those who are unable to get to the sites.
“I am so proud of our community for stepping up to help feed our children and disabled adults,” said Dr. Brian Henry, superintendent. “This is an outstanding example of how so many groups and organizations are coming together to help – SFSP, OPAA! and volunteers are making all of this possible. Everyone has recognized the hardship this is placing on our families and we are doing everything possible to keep our students fed.”
The three new remote sites that will begin serving breakfast and lunch tomorrow include:
- Retroplex, 512 Old Route 66 in St Robert
- First Baptist Church, 109 Church Street in St. Robert (located off of Zeigenbein Rd)
- Sweetwater BBQ, 14076 Highway Z in St. Robert
The others are:
- Good Samaritan of the Ozarks Resource Center, 1809 W. Historic Rt. 66 in Waynesville
- Paul’s Furniture, 100 Country Club Dr. in St. Robert
- Waynesville City Park in Waynesville
- East Elementary
- Freedom Elementary
- Partridge Elementary
- Thayer Elementary
- Wood Elementary
- Waynesville Sixth Grade Center
- Waynesville Middle School
- Waynesville High School
The drive-through service and walk-up 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. There are no income guidelines for the free meals; this service is available to all children age 18 and under.
The children will need to be present in the vehicle or be with you when you walk to receive the meals. Regardless of where your children attend school, you may go to any of the 14 locations.
If your family is unable to arrange for transportation to either the schools or remote sites, please call 573-842-2250 to make arrangements for delivery. If you need delivery and your family receives Snack in a Pack, please also share that information when you make the call. For those walking and/or driving, Snack in a Pack will be available at all 14 sites on Friday.
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 at the schools and the remote locations.
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 http://www.dhss.mo.gov/sfsp.
**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 17, 2020