By John McLoone The Hastings School District provided meals to thousands of district families over the summer. The Hastings School Board heard a report on the summer food program from Director of …
By John McLoone
The Hastings School District provided meals to thousands of district families over the summer.
The Hastings School Board heard a report on the summer food program from Director of Food and Nutrition Services Brittany Hirschauer at its July 28 meeting.
In three-week periods in June and July, an average of more than 2,500 kids received meals. During June, the tally was 8,107 breakfasts served and 8,040 lunches. During July, there were 7,253 breakfasts served and 7,952 lunches.
Meals are served at six locations through the district with weekly meal kits available at church sites in Hastings, Vermillion, Hampton and Miesville. Those packages had five breakfasts and five lunches for kids.
Hircschauer said the district also partnered this summer with Hastings Family Services and pickups were held for boxes of food for the whole family through its Market on the Move program.
“We just started doing that this year. It’s going very well,” she told the school board.
“I think it’s wonderful you’re reaching out to the entire community too,” said board member Stephanie Malm. “The majority of the district is covered this way. Hopefully we’re not too far from people who need food.
“Thank you for all your hard work on this and making sure all those kiddos got meals,” said Board President Kelsey Waits.
The Hastings Family Services Market on the Move partnered with the Hastings School Service summer food program. Submitted photos.