COVID-19

Meal distribution resumes Monday for KPS students

The free meal program is meant to help students who don't have enough to eat at home.

Malnutrition is one of the many indirect consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Many students in Kalamazoo rely on the schools to provide them with a healthy breakfast and lunch.

During the spring and summer, while schools were closed, Kalamazoo Public Schools jumped in to continue to provide those meals to people who need them.

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That program begins again on Monday at the same time as students resume classes – albeit online.

Kalamazoo Public Schools will conduct classes entirely online for at least the first 12 weeks of the school year. They will also be providing meal packets for students who need them.

The packets will contain breakfasts and lunches for multiple days. KPS will distribute the packets two days per week at 23 different sites throughout the district.

You can find a full schedule and list of distribution sites here.

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