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Lafayette Parish begins Meal-To-You program for students

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, April 1.
Posted at 6:58 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 16:29:43-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Parish School System says they have been approved for the Meal-To-You Program to provide meals to students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Louisiana Department of Education and the Baylor University Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty.

As part of the program, LPSS says that students will receive a box containing 10 or more meals that meet nutritional requirements. Those boxes will be delivered directly to the student's residence.

Students must meet the following qualifications to be eligible

  • All students receiving free or reduced lunch are eligible for the free Meals-To-You Program
  • Any Student attending a school participating in the Community Eligibility Provisions Program (CEP) is eligible to participate in the Meals-To-You Program

To determine whether your child attends a CEP school, click here.

To Apply LPSS says that parents and/or care takers MUST opt-in to participate in the FREE service by completing the online registration form

The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

In consideration of the health and safety of our staff, families, and community, and in an effort to cooperate with the governor's stay at home order, our Grab & Go meal service will be suspended in the next 7-10 days. However, students can still receive meals as we transition to the Meals-to-You Program.

Meals will now be distributed from 11:00 a.m. to - 12:30 p.m. The new locations beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 are as follows:

Alice Boucher Elementary School 400 Paerson Street in Lafayette, Charles Burke Elementary School 2845 Ridge Road in Duson, Duson Elementary School 301 4th Street in Duson, Edgar Marn Middle School 401 Broadmoor Blvd. in Lafayette, J.W. Faulk Elementary School 711 East Willow Street in Lafayette, Scott Middle School 116 Marie Street in Scott, Lafayette Middle School 1301 West University Avenue in Lafayette, Live Oak Elementary School 3020 North University Avenue in Lafayette, S.J. Montgomery Elementary School 600 Foreman Drive in Lafayette.

Call the LPSS Meal Service Hotline at 337-521-7370 for further information.

Full information is below: