Changes made to USD 457 grab-and-go meal program

Garden City Public Schools has made a change in how they issue grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to students.


Beginning April 9 parents will be able to pick up a permit for their children’s meals. The permit allows a parent to pick up the number of meals on the permit without the children needing to be present in the vehicle.


The number on the permit will be based on the number of children in the vehicle at the time the permit is issued.


This mean in order for all children in the household to receive a meal they must all be present on the day the permit issued.


The permit will need to be visible to the nutrition services staff, by having it hanging on the rearview mirror, to receive the meals.


Parents are still encouraged to bring their children with them when getting the meals.


Meals are distributed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and are free to any child age 18 and under.


Meals are delivered curbside, so for the safety of the staff, do not exit the vehicle. Children may also walk to the locations to receive meals.


In other business the department has discontinued the service at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center.


After evaluating the distribution numbers and staffing resources it was decided to end the meal service at the school location.


The district also reminds the community that all school facilities, including playground equipment, are closed to the public at this time.


The Garden City Public Schools website, gckschools.com has all the times and location of where students can get their grad-and-go meals.