USD 232 offering curbside pickup meals for students, younger children during school closure

USD 232 has prepared 650 meal kits for Wednesday that will provide a total of 3,900 meals for children to have breakfast and lunch for the rest of the week. Photo courtesy USD 232.

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USD 232 is starting a free curbside meal service for children while schools remain closed for the rest of the school year.

The service in USD 232 begins Wednesday, March 25. (The Shawnee Mission School District is offering a similar program).

For USD 232’s service, children must be present in order for meals to be provided. The meals will be available for free to anyone 1 to 18 regardless of what school they attend. No paperwork is required.

“Please note that this situation is still fluid and expansion of the offered programs, meals, and sites may be announced as the demand requires,” the district wrote on its site. “Thank you for your patience as we work diligently to ensure the needs of our students are met during this unprecedented situation.”

Students may pick up the free meals at specific locations on Mondays and Wednesdays until the end of the regularly scheduled school year. Adult meals will not be available for purchase.

The district is asking that meals are not eaten on site.

“We encourage families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school or other delivery sites and utilizing continued social distancing once meals have been distributed,” the district wrote. “Please know that our staff size will be limited and we are following all CDC guidelines for preparation and delivery of meals.”

On Mondays, children will receive four meals, consisting of two lunches and two breakfast meals.

On Wednesdays, children will receive six meals, consisting of three lunches and three breakfast meals.

The curbside meal service is available at the following sites, near a USD 232 vehicle:

  • Clearview City, De Soto — 10:45-11:00 a.m.
  • Prospector’s Point, De Soto — 11:15-11:30 a.m.
  • Gracepoint Church, Shawnee (parking lot) — noon-12:30 p.m.
    • 5425 Martindale Road – just east of Woodland Drive, at corner of Johnson and Martindale
    • Sidewalks are available from Woodland Townhomes
  • De Soto High School — 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    • Drive through meal service located at the front car loop.
    • The district is asking families to stay inside their vehicles.

Menus can be viewed online or on USD 232’s Nutrislice app. More information is posted here.