The Daviess County Public Schools district is once again participating in the federally funded Summer Feeding Program, continuing their commitment to providing quality meals to children even when school is not in session.
DCPS food services staff members meet at 6 a.m. every weekday in the cafeteria at Burns Middle School, to begin preparing 300 breakfasts, 1,800 lunches and 1,500 snacks to be delivered to more than 60 sites around the county. The free meals are available to anyone age 18 and younger.
Carol Greer is the manager for the Summer Feeding Program this year. She serves as the assistant cafeteria manager at Apollo High School during the school year.
According to Greer, 10 to 12 ladies run the summer feeding program, providing meals for infants up to students 18 years old. Children can get two meals per day at each site.
I really like being on the truck delivering because you get to see all the kids,” Greer said. “You get to see kids from your school, from your neighborhood.”
Greer said the kids enjoy the meals, which she said are just like school lunch.
Sample meals include pork chop sandwiches, turkey sandwiches, chicken wraps and General Tso chicken with rice. A complete list of serving locations and times is posted on the district website.
“We just really want out kids — they are all our kids — to be fed and taken care of this summer,” Greer said. “It’s a lot of work, but it’s well worth it and it’s much needed in our community.”