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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Annual taste-testing sessions with scholars and staff members at our client schools provide us valuable feedback on items under consideration for our menus. Recently, Seven Hills Preparatory Academy held one such taste-testing session with 18 scholars in grades 6-8.