Bossier Schools Reinstating Meal Program
In a release from Bossier Parish Schools, we learn that after a short period of closure, the Bossier School System will once again provide "grab and go" meals, with some slight modifications, for students 18 years of age and younger.
The program will begin today, Monday, March 30, 2020, and continues the effort to provide meals to students in need, yet limit contact and protect employees. The district has contracted the services of an outside vendor, Revolution Foods, to provide pre-made meals and enlisted the help of volunteers to distribute them at eight school sites.
Bossier Parish students will be provided two breakfasts and two lunches on Mondays and three breakfasts and three lunches on Wednesdays. Volunteers will distribute the meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the following serving sites:
- Benton Elementary
- Bossier Elementary
- Central Park Elementary
- Elm Grove Middle
- Meadowview Elementary
- Plantation Park Elementary
- L. Rodes Elementary
- Waller Elementary
Another option being made available by the USDA and Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty is home delivery of meals. Families can elect to have meals shipped via UPS if their child attends one of these 15 Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) schools: Bossier Elementary, Bossier High, Butler Educational Complex, Central Park Elementary, Elm Grove Elementary, Greenacres Middle, Haughton Elementary, Kerr Elementary, Meadowview Elementary, Plain Dealing K-12, Plantation Park Elementary, Platt Elementary, Rusheon Middle, T.L. Rodes Elementary and Waller Elementary.
Eligibility is automatic, but parents must apply by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at https://mealstoyou.org/emergency-meals-to-you-application/. Please note that applications cannot be approved until after the April 1 deadline and meal shipments will not begin until the week of April 6.
Bossier Schools is pleased to offer this valuable service again to the children of our parish. Special thanks to Northpoint Community Church for coordinating with local churches to supply volunteers to hand out the meals at the school serving sites.