NEW LONDON, N.H. — Superintendent Winfried Feneberg is pleased to announce that Kearsarge will continue to offer free breakfast and lunches to all children 18 and under through the end of June 2021.
The free meals are available to all students. The program, which began over the summer before being extended to Dec. 31, will now continue through June 30, 2021.
The program is made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which supported the distribution of about 6,200 meals to Kearsarge students during the summer months. All childrenin the region aged 18 and under are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.
“This has been an incredible resource for our school community over the last several months, and we’re excited to be able to continue it through the remainder of the school year,” Superintendent Feneberg said.
How to Get Meals
Those participating in remote learning at home can continue to order their meals for the week using the Remote Learning Google Form. Orders must be submitted by 9 a.m. on the day of pick up. Families can submit one form to request meals for all the students in their household.
Meals can be picked on at the Kearsarge Regional Middle School, 32 Gile Pond Road, North Sutton, on Mondays and Wednesday only from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
High school students participating in at-school remote learning will be able to order their meals through a Google Form different from the full remote students. They can pick up meals at the food service door between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.. In school students will use the google form and lunches will be delivered to their classrooms by high school staff. Breakfast can be picked up at the cafeteria between 7-9 a.m. In addition, breakfast can be picked up by 7:30 a.m. in the main hallway.
Middle school students at school can order their lunch meals each day through a Google Form and the meals will be delivered to the classrooms by food service staff. Breakfast for the middle school is served in the main hallway until 7:30 a.m.
Elementary school students participating in at-school remote learning will order their meals from their classrooms and the meals will be delivered by kitchen staff.
Each meal will be individually packaged for each student.
Families who are eligible for free or reduced lunches are asked to still fill out their paperwork and submit it to Caroline Kershaw at 114 Cougar Court, New London, NH 03257 prior to Dec. 30, 2020 to ensure that there is no interruption in benefits.
All families who are eligible for the regular free and reduced lunch program are urged to fill out the application, as the amount of students who participate in the program impacts funding for certain academic programs the district receives each year to offset local taxes.