With schools out for the summer and rising inflation making trips to the grocery store more expensive, many parents are looking for resources to help keep their kids’ bellies full over the next few months. Some Nevada school districts are offering summer meal programs to help.
District leaders have seen some confusion from parents regarding these programs, as they differ from the grab-and-go meal services many schools offered during pandemic-related shutdowns over the last two years.
Instead of picking up meals to take home, in most districts, students will have to eat their meals on-site as a part of a summer school program or through a U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Summer Food Service Program.
We’ve gathered information about some of those resources here. More county and program information will be added as we receive it.
The Washoe County School District is only providing meals for students going to summer school this year. Children in the Reno-Sparks area, as well as Fernley and Schurz, will be able to access meals through the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
Read the entire article on The Nevada Independent website here.
This article was originally published on June 8 and written by Kristyn Leonard and Rocio Hernandez, and shared with Noticiero Móvil thanks to our partnership with NV Indy.