OKCPS, Other Districts To Continue Feeding Programs Throughout Year

Friday, September 4th 2020, 10:11 am
By: Caleb Califano

The United States Department of Agriculture has extended school feeding programs through the planned rest of the year.

This includes Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Specifically these waivers are for the Summer Feeding Program, and Seamless Summer Option. Now both of these options will be extended through the end of 2020 or until available funding runs out.

Both Breakfast and Lunch options will be available to any student under the age 18 at all 71 school sites around the district.

Meals will be ready for pickup from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

People can get the meals Monday though Friday when classes are in session.

OKCPS Nutritional Services Director Shonia Hall said, “we see the importance of providing nutritious meals in an area where approximately 92% of our students' families qualify for either SNAP or TANF benefits. Removing barriers that may prevent a child from being fed is one of the best things we can do for our community.”

Since March, OKCPS Nutrition Services said they've handed out around 1.7 million meals to students.

Moore, Edmond, Enid, Stillwater and other districts across the state also received extensions for their school feeding programs.