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Meal Program Updates

December 16, 2020

Grab-n-Go meals for December 18 through January 7 will be provided over three distribution dates:  

Thursday, December 17  (meals provided for December 18 through December 24)

Monday, December 21 (meals provided for December 25 through December 31)

Tuesday, December 22 (meals provided for January 1 through January 7)

Locations and times will remain the same, Ninth Grade Center, Troy Middle School, Cuivre Park Elementary, and Hawk Point Elementary between 11:00 and 12:30. These meals are available for any child, 18 and under, residing in the District, and are free of charge. 

During the second semester, school meals (breakfast and lunch) will continue to be available at no charge to all Lincoln County R-III School District students under a temporary waiver from the USDA. The free meal service will continue through the end of the 2020-2021 school year or until the federal funding is no longer available. All students are eligible, whether they have selected in-person or virtual learning for this semester.

The Lincoln County R-III School District is committed to ensuring no child goes hungry and has sponsored free meals and Buddy Bags throughout the pandemic. The USDA waiver provides the flexibility and funding to ensure nutritious meals continue to reach all children in this fluid and fast-changing time.

There’s no need to apply for the benefit; all children through the age of 18 are automatically eligible.

In-person Meals

Meal service at all schools will continue as usual for students taking in-person classes. In order for a meal to qualify under the USDA waiver, it must include certain components, details are included on the attached flyer. Building food service staff will assist students with selecting appropriate items to qualify for this program. It is important to note that if students choose not to select the necessary items, they may be charged. Students will also be charged for additional items selected (ex. second milk).  

Beverages (excluding 1 milk), snacks, and desserts will still be available for purchase as a la carte options. These items are not included in the USDA program and therefore will be charged at full price.  

Grab-n-Go Meals

Grab-and-go sack lunches and breakfasts will be made available at four locations for virtual learners and non-LCR3 students age 18 and under, even those who aren’t enrolled in LCR3. Pick-up will be on Thursdays from 11:00-12:30 at Cuivre Park Elementary, Hawk Point Elementary, Troy Middle School, and Ninth Grade Center. Families utilizing the Grab-n-Go option will receive 5 qualifying lunches and breakfasts each Thursday which will include storing and warming instructions. Parents may pick up these meals without having their children present.