The Weekend Food Program, an effort that involves a number of area churches and the MCPASD Education Foundation to provide meals to students, will continue while schools are closed, Director of Communications Perry Hibner said.
WFP provides meals to which nearly 200 students at the six elementary schools along with Glacier Creek. The food is normally provided in bags to students at schools each Friday starting in October and for the remainder of the school year.
This Friday, March 20, the bags will be available at the nine sites the District has established across MCPASD to provide free breakfasts and lunches for children. To respect student privacy, bags will not be delivered to specific students who signed up for the program in 2019-20. Instead, food bags will be available for children on a first-come, first-served basis. The distribution sites are open from 11 a.m. to noon.
"We strongly encourage you to come to one of the food distribution sites from 11:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Fridays to continue receiving your weekend food bag,'' West Middleton's Emily Stockbridge said.
Here are the lunch and weekend food bag pick up locations:
- Lakeview Park, Middleton
- Arbor Lakes Apartments, Middleton
- Overlook Pointe Apartments, Middleton
- Sauk Trail Elementary School, 2205 Branch St., Middleton
- Kalesey Court, Town of Springfield
- Kromrey Middle School, 7009 Donna Dr., Middleton
- Morraine View Drive Bus Stop, Madison
- Gammon Lane Bus Stop, Madison
- Park Elementary School, 1209 Park St., Cross Plains
The MCPASD Education Foundation, which has raised more than $50,000 for the Weekend Food Program over the past three years, is also accepting donations on behalf of the program. If you are interested in making a donation, please visit the Foundation website.
If your family is in need of resources or support, please contact your building social worker or other student service team member.