Students thank Woodland Public Schools staff for preparing and delivering 2,000 meals a day

Woodland Public Schools staff provide free meals each weekday for children 18 years of age and younger throughout the district’s service area

WOODLAND — Students and families made signs and cheered Woodland Public Schools’ staff as buses made their daily delivery of more than 2,000 meals throughout the school district’s service area on Fri., May 1.

The food service program is largely funded by the USDA's National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
The food service program is largely funded by the USDA’s National School Lunch and Breakfast Program. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

The staff were touched by the demonstrations of gratitude. “It’s great being on the bus and seeing how happy families are to see us,” said Tiffany Wear, Behavior Support specialist for the KWRL Transportation Cooperative. “We are getting to know all of the families in the community and the food delivery has been a great experience for everyone.”

Woodland Public Schools staff provide free meals each weekday for children 18 years of age and younger throughout the district’s service area. Families can choose to pick up “grab-and-go” meals from Woodland Middle School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each weekday or take delivery of both breakfast and lunch once each day at their nearest bus stop. By offering meal delivery, community members are encouraged to follow the Stay-at-Home order currently in effect through May 31.

Woodland Public Schools staff makes more than 2,000 meals each day. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
Woodland Public Schools staff makes more than 2,000 meals each day. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

There is no enrollment required for meal delivery. Families must simply be present at their nearest bus stop at the scheduled delivery time. Families may find their estimated delivery time, by visiting www.kwrl.org. Due to OSPI and USDA requirements, all children who need meals must either be present at the time of meal pickup/delivery or a parent/guardian may provide their name and phone number so school staff can verify the number of children living at the home using Skyward Family Access data.

The district’s food services program is largely funded by the federal government through the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program’s Summer Food Service Program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

Students and their siblings made signs thanking Woodland Public Schools staff. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools
Students and their siblings made signs thanking Woodland Public Schools staff. Photo courtesy of Woodland Public Schools

For additional questions on Food Service or to learn more about how Woodland Public Schools continues educating our students during the statewide closure, visit the district’s School Closure HQ website at: https://www.woodlandschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-updates  

Information provided by Woodland Public Schools.

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