The Nutrition Service Department is providing food to youngsters with some creative ideas for recipes to make at home. They are excited to announce the addition of weekend meals, with a flyer on how to prepare popular options like pizza, for instance. The weekly Friday pick-up service offers curbside distribution behind the middle school from 10 to 4:30 p.m. In addition, food items are being sent home with students who have fallen behind that drop in for tutoring sessions during virtual days. The staff are constantly trying to make sure the children of Wayne County are not going hungry during the pandemic. Wayne County Schools are able to provide meals for all children 18 years and younger regardless of their enrollment thanks to the extension of the Summer Feeding Program.
FOOD SERVICE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
- Curbside Pick-up is at the drive around behind WC Middle School on Fridays from 10 am-4:30 pm EVERY Friday.
- When students are coming in to the school for extra help (during virtual or on Fridays) the staff will prepare them meals while they are at school and will ensure they go home with meals for the rest of the week.
- They are now providing the following each week while virtual (a full seven days of meals).
- Five days of Breakfast
- Five days of Lunch
- Weekend bag that includes:
- Food for two days of breakfasts
- Food for two days of lunches
DURING VIRTUAL SCHEDULE
- All students in-person and virtual pick up meals on Friday from 10-4:30 back of middle school
- All children 18 years and younger not enrolled at Wayne County, can pick up meals on Friday from 10-4:30 at the back of middle school.
DURING IN-PERSON SCHEDULE
- Students in person eat at school and receive shelf stable meals as they leave for the other days of the week.
- If they miss school that week, someone can come by Curbside and pick up meals on Fridays 10-4:30 at the back of the Middle School.
- All Virtual students and children 18 years and younger not enrolled at Wayne County can pick up meals through Curbside Pick-up on Fridays 10-4:30 p.m. at the back of the middle school.
Nutrition Services Director Kathryn Tucker (on right) worked with Monticello Elementary Cook Connie Dishman, keeping a record of participation at the weekly Friday food pick up line
School staffers give parents directions on how to line up for curbside food pick-up service
WCHS Cook Melinda Vaughn loads a vehicle with food for a family's children
Walker Early Learning Center Cook JoAnn Guffey (l-r:) Middle School Cook Julie Piercy, and Bell Elementary Cook Amanda Vaughn distributed meals to the motorists.
Amanda Bell handed food bags into the vehicle with JoAnn Guffey helping.
Bus Driver Mike Cooksey helped wheel out meals to go home with Willam West who was participating in tutoring at Bell Elementary
Bus Driver Cooksey loading up food to go home following a tutoring session.
Bell Elementary student Zachary Foster got some assistance from Teacher Amy East as they wheeled food out to the bus for him to take home.
Boarding the bus with food for the week