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District implements free meal program

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials recommend washing hands for 20 seconds and practicing social distancing, according to the CDC. In an effort to help students eligible for free and reduced lunch, St. Louis Park Public Schools has implemented a free meal program.

Ryan Barnett

March 22, 2020

Due to school closures, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin to deliver daily meals to students who rely on free and reduced lunch starting March 23. The meals, delivered by buses to 13 locations, will consist of bag lunches for students and their families, and bag breakfast for the morning after. ...

Free food made available by restaurants, organizations 

Junior Kate Gage packs food for students who need food while school is out of session because of the COVID-19 school cancelation and spring break. The Birdfeeder program collected food donations March 16. According to an announcement March 16, Park students can pick up a bag of groceries in the main office after school.

Talia Lissauer

March 16, 2020

Updated as of 11 a.m. March 16. In light of Governor Tim Walz closing all Minnesota schools March 18-27, many restaurants across Minnesota have announced they will be providing free lunches for students who qualify for free/reduced lunches, according to KSTP. The St. Louis Park Public Schools nutriti...

Birdfeeder offers summer meal plans

Senior Altheagrace Tyler packs a bag for students in need of food May 28. Birdfeeder is accepting applications from students who need food over the summer until May 31.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

May 30, 2019

The Birdfeeder and free and reduced lunch provide meal security for students in need during the school year. According to junior Victoria Martinez, this service will continue into the summer. “During the summer we want (students) to be able to relax and not have to worry about getting a job to help ...

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