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Richland One to Extend Children’s Summer Meal Program Through December 31



Richland One’s free summer meal program for children will be extended through December 31 for the 2020-2021 school year.


On August 31, the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) announced an extension of the nationwide waiver to continue the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option Operations through December 31, 2020.


“Because of our continued commitment to help families in need, the Richland One Office of Nutrition Services is grateful for this extension and the assistance it will provide to our students,” said Tracy Dixon, Richland One’s director of Nutrition Services.


Starting Monday, September 14, families will be able to pick up five days of breakfast and lunch meals for each child on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the following school sites: Lower Richland High, Southeast Middle, Eau Claire High, St. Andrews Middle and Carver-Lyon Elementary schools. Meals also will be delivered via bus routes to families with expressed hardships and to those who cannot pick up meals from designated locations. Parents picking up meals for children must provide proof that meals are being received for the children. If children are not with their parents when picking up meals, parents must do one of the following:


1. Provide the student’s school ID or state-issued ID, passport, etc.

2. Be verified by the school district; many parents in Richland One have previously been verified through the completion of an online survey and will not need to complete further verification.


Families who have questions or need additional information should contact Nutrition Services at (803) 231-6953. Media inquiries should be directed to the Richland One Office of Communications.