School Continues Pick-up or Delivery Meals Program
With so much still up in the air as far as school goes – spring sports, Prom, graduation, etc., one constant has been the school’s dedication towards it students.
Meals are an important part of a student’s day, and with the closure of school, those meals are continuing through the efforts of staff volunteers and Taher Food Service personnel.
Every morning a select few begin to prepare meals for that day in a building that is presently closed off to students, parents and the public.
“Our meals follow the Department of Public Instruction Summer Food Service Program requirements,” explained Jean Pabst, District secretary. “All requirements are met by our Taher food service personnel.”
The school not only offers pick-up meals, they are now delivering meals to District residents who sign up for meals. This program is free to anyone in the District under the age of 18 and the student(s) does not have to be attending the Turtle Lake School.
Meals can be picked up at the school from 6:30-9:00 a.m. outside of door #1 (commons). The meals are set outside so there is not person-to-person contact. Delivery is 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. As more people sign up times may need to be adjusted for de livery.
Delivery is to both in-town and rural residences. Two vans are presently traveling approximately 30 miles per delivery route.
82 families equalling 187 kids are receiving meals. Parents interested in obtaining meals from the school can sign up through the school website. Go to the school website (www.turtlelake.k12. wi.us), click on District tab, click on COVID-19, scroll to the March 16 information and click on Link to Survey to sign up.
Breakfast and lunch are prepared, consisting of a varied menu. An example of a breakfast would include a bagel and cream cheese, milk and orange juice. Lunch can consist of
a ham and cheese sandwich, carrots, rice krispie treat, apple sauce and chocolate milk. All food is individually wrapped.
Staff and personnel delivering includes, or has included, Sara Kahl, Kris Munson, Kris Koehler, Guidance Counselor Joel Schneider, Principals Jason Hinze and Troy Wagner, Gary Piasecki and Superintendent Kent Kindschy. Daily food preperation is done by Patti Langman, Angela Langman, Melissa Benson and Melanie Davis.
The free lunch delivery and pick-up program will last until the end of the school year or when the school is told to stop.