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Lincoln County Schools Summer Meal Program

Lincoln County School District is offering the summer meals again. There are some important changes that will happen with Summer Meal services this year. Changes include:

● Parent(s)/ Guardians will no longer be able to pick up meals on behalf of their children

● Students/participants must be present to receive a meal and remain onsite when

consuming their meal (a fruit or vegetable only may be taken off site) and

● Multiple meals will not be served at one meal service

While the impact of this change may affect each participant and their families differently, the district remains committed to serving healthy meals in a safe and friendly environment.

Why the Changes? Throughout the pandemic, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the government agency that administers our summer meal program, waived many of the program requirements, offering flexibilities to meal service operations in an effort to serve participants safely and minimize exposure to COVID-19.

Several of the current waivers offering flexibilities are set to expire in the near future. Due to the expiration of these waivers, participants can expect to experience some changes from last summer’s meal service. Meals are available at no charge to all children ages 18 & under. The summer meal schedule and meal sites are located on the back of this letter.

During July, LCSD will also offer Summer Fun Garden Activities once a week in

your area with lunch included. Check the LCSD website www.lincoln.k12.or.us and

social media for more information coming soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about this change. LCSD Nutrition Services Office at 541-336-2156

For additional information including summer food serving sites, please visit The Oregon

Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs Summer Meals Map webpage.

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