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Waitsburg Schools continuing meal drop-offs


March 26, 2020

WAITSBURG—On March 17, Waitsburg School District’s Food Services began delivering breakfast and lunch to children under 18 years of age, in Waitsburg. Hoping to help ease stress for families following the state’s mandated school closures, Food Services Supervisor Susan Wildey and Erin Elsey prepared enough grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches for more than 100 kids.

The Waitsburg School District’s meal drop off service has gone better than Wildey had anticipated. More than 200 meals have been served in a single day.

“The numbers are climbing like crazy. We started out serving 40 kids, and then 60, and on Friday, we served 107 students,” Wildey said.

Her biggest concern, with the school closures, has been helping ease the burden on families.

“We are so fortunate to be able to help. We want the kids to have a sense of normalcy during this difficult time” she said.

Wildey said that packing all the lunches is a lot of work because she has to bag almost every item individually but she has had help bagging more than 200 meals each day.

“Kathy Schirm has been helping us. She is great,” Wildey mentioned.

Wildey and her food service team have one request for the community: If you know of a family who can’t access the meal drop-offs for any reason, please reach out. Wildey wants to be sure no child goes without. She hopes to continue the meal drop-offs as long as they are needed.

If you have any questions about drop-offs or you know a child in need of breakfast and lunch, Wildey can be reached at (509) 337-6461 ext. 1312.


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