Hickman Mills offering 3 free meals a day throughout summer months

Credit: 41 Action News
Published on June 13, 2019 - Duration: 01:55s

Hickman Mills offering 3 free meals a day throughout summer months

Hickman Mills C-1 School District will be offering free breakfast, lunch and supper during the summer.

Nutrition Services Director Grennan Sims said it's a big need for this district.


Hickman Mills offering 3 free meals a day throughout summer months

STATES LIVE IN "FOODINSECURE" HOMES.THAT'S ACCORDING TO THEU.S. DEPARTMENT OFAGRICULTURE.'FOOD INSECURE' CANMEAN THAT CHILDREN GETSMALLER PORTIONS THANTHEY NEED, OR PARENTSAREN'T ABLE TO AFFORDTHE MOST NUTRITIOUSFOODS.THIS CAN BECOME ANEVEN BIGGER ISSUE IN THESUMMER MONTHS.BUT THIS YEAR THERE'S ANEW PROGRAM TO HELPWITH THAT PROBLEM.41 ACTION NEWSREPORTER RAE DANIEL ISLIVE WITH THOSE DETAILS.LINDSAY AND TAYLOR --WE'RE HERE IN THEHICKMAN MILLS SCHOOLDISTRICT -- WHERE 86PERCENT OF ITSSTUDENTS QUALIFY FORFREE AND REDUCEDLUNCH.SO... THE DISTRICT ISOFFERING NOT ONE BUTTHREE MEALSTHROUGHOUT THE DAYSTARTING TODAY.DISTRICTS ACROSS THEMETRO ARE MAKING SUREKIDS ARE GETTING A FULAND HEARTY MEAL DURINGTHE SUMMER MONTHS.AT HICKMAN, THDECIDED TO SERVE THREEMEALS DUE TO ITS AT RIPOPULATION, MEANINGMANY OF THEIR STUDENTSARE FOOD INSECURE.we feel it's our obligation as aschool to make sure that weare providing one of thosebasic needs which is food -we know that a hungry childcannot perform to the best oftheir ability so we need to doour part to make sure we'reproviding their needsTHIS IS ALL FUNDED BYTHE USDATHIS SUMMER MEALPROGRAM STARTS TODAYAND ENDS JUNE 28TH.IN KANSAS CITY, RAEDANIEL, 41 ACTION NEWSTODAY ON 38 THE SPOT.THANK YOU RAIF YOU ARE INTERESTEDIN LEARNING MORE ABOUTTHIS PROGRAM, YOU CANCALL THE NUMBER ONYOUR SCREEN.WE ALSO POSTED A LINKTO THE WEBSITE ON OURWEBLINKS PAGE AT K-S-H-BDOT COM.

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