Are Universal Meals the Future?

April 6, 2021

Hunger advocacy organizations, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) and others lobbying for free school meals for all kids.

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CKC Tackles Menu Fatigue

March 2, 2021

CKC fights menu fatigue among distance learners with multiple menus: student favorites, grocery menus with bulk foods and suggested recipes, and a menu of alternating weeks of student favorites and grocery menus.

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CACFP Week raises awareness of critical meal program

February 24, 2021

CACFP Week, March 15-20, 2021, is a time to raise awareness for the CACFP and its role in combating hunger, educate kids and parents about the program, and teach kids about healthy eating.

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Tailor your NSBW21 celebration for the times

February 23, 2021

National School Breakfast Week (March 8-12) might look differently this year but it's still worth celebrating.

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Free & Reduced Application Window Opens July 1

June 1, 2020

Your school’s percentage of free and reduced students can impact your eligibility for state and federal programs as well as grant opportunities. Get applications out starting July 1, to improve your response rate.

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Waiver Extensions Make Summer Meals Simple

May 28, 2020

USDA and MDE have extended waivers instituted in response to COVID-19 school closures. These waivers allow programs to continue providing 7-day bundled meals (if this is your preferred option) to your scholars through August 31!

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COVID will continue into summer. Meals should too.

April 30, 2020

State and federal officials have warned social distancing guidelines will remain for some time. Food insecurity will continue to grow as the economy and jobs slowly rebound. Kids will continue to need regular meals through the summer.

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Celebrating our #FrontLineHeroes on #SLHD

April 29, 2020

In honor of School Lunch Hero Day (#SLHD), we say THANK YOU to school nutrition heroes fighting food insecurity on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.

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Charter Schools Meet Community Food Needs

April 22, 2020

St. Paul Charter School Community School of Excellence (CSE) is distributing 2,000 weekly COVID-19 meal bundles – 800 more than its enrollment – to kids in its community.

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CKC is ‘Essential’ Business

March 26, 2020

Under the governor's executive order, CKC is ESSENTIAL! We will continue feeding kids who are out of school under the governor's school-closure mandate.

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“Thank You! for the fantastic food you provided for our program. The new menu items were terrific! The daily set ups, deliveries, and take downs each day went perfectly. It’s always a pleasure to work with you.”
Linda Thorstad, PhD : Mitchell Hamline School of Law