Due to the closures of schools because of coronavirus, the Lansing School District continues to offer free lunch pickups to parents and students. Any family member is welcome to stop by at one of the food distribution locations, located all over the city. Food pick up is available Monday-Friday. Pick up times change as the process is refined. Up-to-date information can always be found on the district website: lansingschools.net/food.
This was offered due to the many students who rely on school lunches during their day. According to the Lansing State Journal, on the first day of the program the district distributed meals for 5,000 kids and 725 adults. Each bag includes milk, juice, a snack bar and a sandwich.
“The district made a great move by providing free lunches because of all those parents who are getting laid off, it is great how they are helping the community and how it’s not just the district but many other organizations who are out helping people in need,” said former Everett student Briana Vazquez.
While the state is under a strict Stay At Home order through at least April 13, leaving your home to get food is considered a necessity, and is allowed under the order. The food distribution is a part of that order. Volunteers helping distribute food are also allowed to leave their homes to help pass out meals.