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MEALS CONTINUE

Students continue to be fed as classes go virtual

- By Sarah Wright swright@medianewsg­roup.com

“Providing our children with healthy, nutritious meals is one of the many ways we support their growth and developmen­t, and we’re happy to continue offering these meal choices at no charge while students are home for virtual learning.”

Though school cafeterias throughout Mt. Pleasant Public Schools (MPPS) may be quiet while students are home for virtual learning, the district continues to provide breakfast and lunch to students and local children at no cost.

MPPS schools went virtual on Jan. 13 in response to elevated COVID-19 cases in the district. In-person classes are scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 31.

“Providing our children with healthy, nutritious meals is one of the many ways we support their growth and developmen­t, and we’re happy to continue offering these meal choices at no charge while students are home for virtual learning,” Superinten­dent Jennifer Verleger said. “We urge parents and caregivers to take advantage of the meals we’re supplying and have one less thing to worry about while juggling their daily schedules.” MPPS distribute­d more than 2,100 meals on Jan. 13 and 4,600 meals on Tuesday. Meals will again be distribute­d on Tuesday, Jan. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ganiard Elementary, 101 S. Adams Street, and Mt. Pleasant High School, 1155 S. Elizabeth Street.

Students and any children age 18 and under are eligible to receive packaged breakfasts and lunches for up to five days per week. The meals are also available to any student receiving special education services up to age 26.

— Superinten­dent Jennifer Verleger

 ?? PHOTO COURTESY OF MT. PLEASANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS ?? Food service staff distribute meals at Ganiard Elementary School on Jan. 13.
PHOTO COURTESY OF MT. PLEASANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS Food service staff distribute meals at Ganiard Elementary School on Jan. 13.

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