The Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty, is a program sponsored and approved by Baylor University and the United States Department of Agriculture. This program works with rural school districts and state agencies across the U.S. to ensure students have the nutritious meals they need, even when school is out. Most boxes include enough shelf stable items for 10 breakfasts and 10 lunches/suppers. These boxes are shipped every two weeks directly to the eligible student’s home while schools are closed due to COVID-19.
Eligible students are those who received meals during the 2019-20 school year through the National School Lunch Program at a free or reduced price, but due to emergency school closures were temporarily unable to receive school meals. If there were other children between the ages of 1 and 18 living in their home who were not enrolled in the approved district’s school, they were…
For complete coverage, see the June 17th edition of The Lexington Progress.