While the #stayhome campaign is active to prevent infection with the COVID-19 virus, other people are looking for a way to find food because the measures taken by the state of Nebraska have forced the closure of 244 institutes in the state’s school districts. without having a return date.
However, this situation has not stop the school personnel help to feed students. According to an article by the Lincoln-based Nebraska Appleseed organization, more than 150 Nebraska school districts are now serving meals for free through the Grab and Go service, a service that allows you to pick up food from the car and is aimed at infants up to 18 years of age.
With the No Kid Hungry campaign, it has become easier to find places with food service, just send a text message with the word FOOD or FOOD to 877-877. The system will ask you to enter your address so that the sites near you can be found. El Perico did the experiment by placing the full address as it appears in his postal mail and the service does work. If you cannot find the address, you will have to enter this link for more details.
The message may have a cost as established by your cellular service provider.
Omaha Public Schools: Skinner Magnet Center, Gateway Elementary, Omaha South High, and Benson High. Students will need to be in the vehicle to receive the food package. The program only has a limited number of Grab and Go packages, with enough food for students, some people may not be able to receive. This service is always active every Monday.
Papillion-La Vista Community School offers free breakfast and lunch for all families in need. They can pick it up all week, and for children between the ages of 1 and 18 every Monday from 7:30 am to 11 am.
La Vista Middle School, 7900 Edgewood Blvd La Vista, NE 68128
Golden Hills Elementary, 2912 Coffey Ave, Bellevue, NE 68123
Ralston Public Schools also offers daily breakfast and lunch for all students. Families can pick up food at Ralston High School and Ralston Middle School from 9 am to 12 pm.
Children’s health is a priority
State administrators and school nutrition professionals are aware of the precarious situation for families experiencing job layoffs. That is why he continues to work to ensure nutrition and maintain children’s health, subscribing to a Nebraska Appleseed newsletter emailed to El Perico.
A recent survey of Nebraska school districts by the Department of Nutrition Services of the Department of Education showed that of the 221 schools that responded, more than 85% were already or are planning to provide a meal service to their students while schools are closed.
The Food and Nutrition Service of the Department of Agriculture offers this link for you to find food for your children.