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Lakota details its free meal program for needy students beginning Monday

Lakota School officials recently announced their plans to get meals to needy students who during the regular school day schedule depend on federally subsidized free and reduced cost school meals.

“Beginning on Monday , our child nutrition buses will be traveling to 11 locations throughout our community to deliver meals to children, ages one – 18,” said Lakota Schools Spokeswoman Betsy Fuller.

“The buses will deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,” said Fuller. “And on Mondays and Wednesdays, students will receive four meals each day, two breakfasts and two lunches. On Fridays, students will receive two meals, one breakfast and one lunch.”

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Other details from Lakota’s food plan include:

• Our meal distribution sites will be set up in the parking lot or outside of the clubhouses at each location.

• Per USDA regulations, children must be present in order for meals to be provided.

• Meals will only be given based on the number of children present at time of pickup.

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, meals will be distributed:

10:50-11:20 a.m. Countryside Village Clubhouse

11:25 -11:55 a.m. Lakota Lakes Clubhouse

12:15 - 12:45 p.m. Lakota Pointe Clubhouse

11:20 - 11:50 a.m. Meadow Ridge Playground

11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. North Pointe Clubhouse

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Princeton Village Front Entrance

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, parents may pick up meals at these Lakota schools:

11:55 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Adena Elementary

11:10 - 11:40 a.m. Hopewell Early Childhood

Noon - 1 p.m. Liberty Junior

11 - 11:30 a.m. West Freshman

11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Wyandot Early Childhood

Lakota school officials released a statement saying “thank you to everyone who has reached out to see how they might be able to help our families during this unusual period.”

“We encourage you to reach out to our community partners who are assisting families with emergency food needs.

Reach Out Lakota, 513-779-7515

Faith United Methodist Church, 513-777-9533

Shared Harvest, 513-874-0114

“Please visit our website for a list of frequently asked questions about school and remote learning during the shutdown. We will be sharing more information with you later this week about remote learning for our students after spring break.”

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