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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Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Deadline Soon

March 26, 2020

The USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) provides a variety of wonderful fresh produce to eligible elementary schools for free. The deadline to apply is April 14.

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Meals Offered During Closures Bring Increased Revenues

March 25, 2020

During COVID-19-related closures, the USDA is reimbursing schools at a higher per-meal-rate than meals served when school is in session. Don’t refer your revenues away! CKC can help you meet your scholars’ needs.

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CKC and Clients Provide Nearly 100,000 Meals During 2-Week Closure

March 24, 2020

When Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz order all public schools to close to help contain the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, CKC and its client schools and nonprofits acted fast to make sure they continued feeding kids.

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Talking to Kids About COVID-19

March 24, 2020

If young people in your school or in your midst are struggling to understand the coronavirus/COVID-19 and its impact on daily life, several media have stories and resources to help.

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“CKC’s dedication to high quality nutritious food options for children and their commitment to above-and-beyond customer service makes CKC a valued partner of Hiawatha Academies.”
Sean Elder : Hiawatha Academies