KP District Announces Curbside Meal Distribution Extension Curbside Meal Distribution Extended Until June 2021
The King Philip Regional School District’s curbside meal program will be extended until June 2021, announced Superintendent Paul Zinni and Director of Cafeteria Services Mary Ann Reynolds. The King Philip Food Service Department began its curbside meal distribution prior to the start of the school year on Tuesday, Sept. 15. In the first 13 days of the program, the district distributed a total of 1,829 lunches and 1,665 breakfasts. At the beginning of the program, the food service department cooked, packaged and bagged meals for pickup every Monday and Thursday for a total of seven lunches and seven breakfasts. To coincide with the start of the district’s hybrid learning model, the King Philip Food Service Department will now be serving meals once per week on Wednesdays. Parents/guardians can pick up the meals every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 4 to 5 p.m. at the high school bus loop, door 6. Students do not need to be in the vehicle for pick up. The program will provide seven days of breakfast and lunch meals for all students participating in remote learning, and seven breakfast and five lunch meals for all students participating in hybrid learning. For students participating in the hybrid learning model, lunches will be provided to Cohort A & B students Monday through Friday while they are in school buildings. All breakfast meals will only be available curbside regardless of if students are in the building or remote. “We encourage all of our students to take advantage of this program and receive curbside meals,” Director Reynolds said. “The USDA is covering the cost of the meals so they are free to all. This program is also completely confidential and not just for low income students.” The district will supply meals for the number of students who request the service. Curbside meals do not need to be preordered, students can request a meal in their first period class while in the building. There are no meal benefit requirements at this time to receive the meals and they are available to all King Philip High School and Middle School students. Anyone with any questions, concerns or allergy or dietary restrictions should contact Director Reynolds at 508-384-1000 ext. 3338 or at [email protected] Prior to this meal program, the King Philip Regional School District partnered with the Hockomock YMCA to provide meals for students throughout the summer. During this program the Hockomock YMCA served approximately 2,640 lunches and 2,640 breakfasts between June to September to the King Philip, Plainville, Norfolk and Wrentham school communities. Upon the conclusion of this regional program, the King Philip Food Service Department began its own curbside meal distribution for the school year.