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Acadia Parish School System approved for Meals-To-You Program

Parents are asked to compete required survey by 5 p.m. on April 1.
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Posted at 1:57 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 17:10:35-04

CROWLEY, La. — Acadia Parish School System has been approved for the Emergency-Meals-To-You program and is asking parents to complete the required survey by 5 p.m. on April 1.

According to APSS, the Emergency-Meals-To-You is a partnership between the Louisiana Department of Education and the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.

The program will provide shelf-stable, easily prepared meals to students that attend Acadia Parish schools delivered directly to residences via the United Postal Service.

Tthis program will be led by the LDOE, with the school board providing any necessary assistance.

APSS is asking households interested in receiving deliveries of meals for the week, currently at ten meals per student, to complete the following form.

APSS states that it is awaiting additional guidance from the LDOE as to when these deliveries would potentially start and any other information they may require.

For questions, parents can email school.lunch@acadiaschools.org.

Several Acadiana school districts are now participating in the Meals-To-You program to provide meals to students during the Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Acadiana school districts participating in the program are:

  • Acadia Parish School System
  • Evangeline Parish School District
  • Lafayette Parish School System
  • St. Martin Parish School Board
  • St. Mary Parish School Board

The deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

To apply in Evangeline, Lafayette, St. Martin or St. Mary parishes, parents and/or care takers MUST opt-in to participate in the FREE service by completing the online registration form at www.MealsToYou.org.

In Acadia Parish, you must apply via the school system website here: https://www.acadia.k12.la.us/ [acadia.k12.la.us]