free meals for kids


ADDISON CENTRAL SCHOOL District board member Mary Gill, donned in protective mask and gloves, help load food onto buses that made deliveries to shut-in children throughout Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, Shoreham and Weybridge. Independent photo/John Flowers
MIDDLEBURY — During the past few weeks Middlebury Union High School hasn’t been serving up as much nourishment for the mind as it typically does; the coronavirus has temporarily put a stop to that. But the MUHS kitchen continues to serve up nourishment for the body — and indeed the soul — during an international pandemic that has kept students ensconced in their homes. The Addison Central School District, and other public education hubs throughout the county, are making sure no child goes hungry. As in Addison Northwest, Mount Abraham and Otter Valley school districts, dedicated Addison...
ADDISON COUNTY — Addison County school districts are organizing efforts to feed children while classes are out of session due to the coronavirus. Many low-income families depend on school breakfasts, lunches and snacks to nourish their children while relieving financial burden. All public schools in Vermont were ordered closed by Wednesday, March 18 — most Addison County Schools closed on Tuesday. This raised concerns about the nourishment void this might create for children. As the Independent went to press on Wednesday, here are the efforts the Addison Central, Mount Abraham, Addison...

HUNDREDS OF LOCAL children will benefit from free breakfasts and/or lunches offered at 20 sites throughout Addison County this summer. Here, 7-year-old Grant Windsor, right, of Monkton and 6-year-old Draco Lewis of Bristol enjoy their lunch at Mount Abe on Monday. Independent photos/Steve James
MIDDLEBURY — The start of summer vacation fills kids with the joy of freedom, but it can also instill hunger pangs in children who depend on subsidized school breakfasts and lunches during the academic year. Fortunately, low-income families in several Addison County communities can lean on a federal program that is serving up free breakfasts and/or lunches to anyone aged 18 or younger throughout the summer. There are a combined total of 20 drop-in meals sites in seven Addison County communities that are providing what advocates contend is a critical bridge to late August when children will...

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