KCK Public Schools expand summer meal program to some adults

June 14, 2017 - 7:25 am

The Kansas City, Kansas school district has added a twist to its Summer Food Service Program.

When the district unveiled a new truck a few weeks ago, the idea was to reach out to more kids by taking the food to them, since transportation is an issue for some. 

The district now offers free meals to adults who take kids to meal sites, said Josh Mathiasmeier, director of nutritional services for KCK Schools.

"It's a real simple meal -- it's nourishing, it's healthy," Mathiasmeier said. "It provides them lean protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables -- not only are we trying to feed them but we're trying to feed them healthy meals as well."

Funding for the free adult meals comes from Humana and the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County.

The district provides more than 8,000 meals a day at 48 sites. 

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