The lunch pick up service facilitated by the Milbank school will continue through the end of June. According to Deb Underwood, director of food service for the Milbank School District, the sack lunch program is going fantastic. “Families using the program are very appreciative and the students look forward to seeing what is included in their meal for the day.”
Underwood says, “Numbers have been climbing slowly each day. We have served as many as 525 meals per day.”
Underwood says, “I want to remind everyone. Meals are free for all children age 18 and younger. There are no income guidelines. All families are encouraged to use this service.” Participants receive lunch for that day and a breakfast for the next morning.
The school prepares meals to fit the school lunch nutritional guidelines and also offers tips on food safety. Underwood says, ” We ask that all uneaten food is refrigerated. One of our challenges has been getting delivery of the food and non-food items. Suppliers have had difficulty keeping up with the demand for things such as single serving cereal, granola bars, and paper products.”
The program is staffed by two teams of five people each, who work one week on and one week off. This is to insure seamless service — If a worker becomes ill, the other team can take over.
When and where do you pick up a sack lunch for your child?
Monday through Friday
Koch Elementary – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (410 E 10th Avenue in Milbank)
Milbank High School, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (1001 East Park Avenue in Milbank)
Twin Brooks Post Office 10:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. (101 S. Main Street in Twin Brooks)
Alice’s Café 11:15 to 11:30 a.m. (2002 N. Main Street in Stockholm)
LaBolt Mini Mall, 11:45 through Noon (109 Main Street in LaBolt)
Revillo Community Center 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. (310 N. Second Avenue in Revillo)
Pictured: Denna Haire