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Changes to bus meal delivery program

Changes to bus meal delivery program


Food distribution bus routes will begin at 9:15 a.m., effective April 6-May 1. The new routes that will begin on April 6 are listed at  The previous routes and their times will remain in effect through April 3.


Because of the “Stay in Place” order that has been issued, we kindly request that only one member of a family go to the bus to pick up the food, when that is a reasonable option.


Beginning Tuesday, April 7, the district will add a super snack in addition to providing breakfast and lunch. 


Please note that because there is no school on Friday, April 10, and Monday, April 13, the free meals will not be provided on April 10 and 13.  


“We hope that the added super snacks on April 7-9 will help families through the break, but after break, the super snacks will continue as a regular source of added food through May 1,” said Dr. Chris Berger, assistant superintendent of operational services. “To have time to prepare the added super snacks, the bus route times have been moved back to the 9:15 to 10:15 time frame. We understand that this is a delay, but we think the benefit of having the added food each day is worth it.”


Children ages 0 to 18 may receive the free meals at the bus stops, along with qualified mentally and physically handicapped adults who participate in a school program.


There are no income guidelines for the free meals.


The four schools will continue to offer the meals and will convert to the new times effective April 6 as well. No food will be offered on April 10 or 13 at these sites.

n  Wood Elementary on Fort Leonard Wood

n  Partridge Elementary on Fort Leonard Wood

n  Freedom Elementary in St. Robert

n  Waynesville High School in Waynesville.


If a member of your family has food allergies, please call the Waynesville R-VI Community Resource Office at 573-842-2250 to make special arrangements.


The breakfast and lunch meals are being provided through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in partnership with OPAA!  Super snacks will be provided through funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Child and Adult Food Care Program. OPAA!, which provides food services for the district, will prepare the super snacks as well.

April 3, 2020