The Baldwin County School District is offering evening meals to students participating in the district’s after-school programs.
“Hunger is a barrier to our students’ overall success and this evening meals program will help us to remove it,” said Superintendent Dr. Noris Price. “Access to nutritious meals is a major obstacle for many of our families, and this is another way that we are doing all that we can to ensure that our students have the nutrition they need to learn and thrive.”
Funded by a federal grant from the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the evening meal service will be available to approximately 500 students taking part in after-school programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels throughout the district, with service running Monday through Thursday. The students will receive hot meals prepared by the school nutrition staff.
“Currently, all of our after-school students receive a light snack each day as part of the after-school program, but for many of our students, it’s just not enough,” said School Nutrition Director Susan Nelson. “This evening meal service shows that we are doing everything we can to tackle the problem of childhood hunger here in our community.”