GRPS To Expand ‘Grab And Go’ Meal Sites As School Year Starts
As the school year approaches, Grand Rapids Public Schools have announced that they are going to increase the number of meal sites for students to pick up the 'grab and go' meals daily, according to Fox 17.
GRPS has been operating 4 distribution sites for the meals since the pandemic started, but they are now adding 12 more locations to make sure all kids have access to food. Unfortunately, school lunch and sometimes breakfast are some of the only meals some kids get daily, so as school starts virtually, GRPS Nutrition Services want to make sure they're taking care of as many of those students in need as possible.
Students will be learning on-line for the first nine weeks of school at GRPS. Fox 17 says all GRPS students have the opportunity to stop by one of the meal distribution sites to grab a "grab and go" meal every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12 pm to 1:30 pm.
Jennifer Lanninga, the supervisor of GRPS Nutrition Services told Fox 17 what's offered in the grab and go meals,
"Each bag will contain breakfast, always a juice, milk, cereal or cereal bar, and a fruit item. And then lunch, we always serve all the components of a meal: we've got milk, a whole grain bread. proteins such as a turkey/cheese sandwich, fruits, and vegetables."
If your child or someone you know needs the grab and go meals, FOX 17 says the distribution locations will be,
Alger, Buchanan, Burton, Campus, Cesar Chavez, City High, Dickinson, East Leonard, GR Ford, CA Frost High, Harrison, Kent Hills, Ottawa Hills, Sherwood, Sibley, and Westwood.