GB’s free meals a great option for all students
General Brown Central School District is making it easier for students to stay nourished so they perform at their best during the school day. Breakfast and lunch are currently available at no charge to all students. Families are encouraged to take advantage of these nutritious meals on days students are in school and when they are participating remotely.
Because the district is participating in a USDA program, it is reimbursed for each meal it provides to a General Brown student, making it a win-win for the district’s food service department and its students.
In addition to in-school meals, parents can pick up weekly meal packages as an easy way to serve breakfast and lunch at home on remote learning days.
For families’ convenience, pickup for the entire week’s meals takes place on Wednesdays between 10 and 11 a.m. Some meals are cold grab-and-go items, while others are prepared meals that need to be heated up at home. Families participating in hybrid learning receive three breakfasts and three lunches for each child. Families whose children are doing fully remote learning receive five breakfasts and five lunches for each child.
Getting school meals may not only mean fewer trips to the grocery store, but not having to pack and prepare meals each day also saves parents time.
For those learning remotely, school meals may give them a taste of something familiar, and perhaps a chance to have some of their favorite foods from school.