THIS MONTH'S FEATURE:
USDA Allows School Districts to Provide Free Meals for Kids 0-18 For School Year 2020-21
The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the extension of the free meals for kids age 0-18. The flexibility allows Durango 9-R to operate the Summer Food Service Program, which makes free meals available to all children through the end of School Year 2020-21. This unprecedented move will help ensure all children have access to nutritious food as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Durango School District 9-R began making free meals available to all students who are doing in-person learning as of the beginning of the School Year. Pick-up of meals for students in our community who are not attending in-person, such as remote or blended learners, began September 14, 2020. This service is available to ALL children in Durango age 0-18 (please note baby food or formula is not provided). The daily meals include breakfast and lunch for every child.
Click on the link below for more information about meal pick-up for children who are not attending school in person: