MPS to offer packaged suppers to students as part of Stop, Grab & Go program
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is taking another step to help make sure students aren’t going hungry while virtual learning.
"We know the need exists, families are facing numerous constraints on so many different levels," MPS Nutrition Services dietician specialist Emily Holzwart said.
Beginning Monday, January 4, MPS is offering packaged suppers as a part of its Stop, Grab & Go program. Currently, the program provides breakfast and lunch to students and other community members under 18-years-old. MPS says the suppers must be heated and eaten at home.
"We know there’s a need for dinner, we know there’s a need for three meals a day," Holzwart said. "It’s incredibly important to overall health for children, we know nutrition fuels the minds of children and we have a key responsibility in doing that."
Meals are available on school days from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Stop, Grab & Go locations.
"Even during the regular school year, we’ve kind of been leading the way with offering three meals every day to various programs, so it’s something we’re proud of," Holzwart said.
The following three high schools also offer meals during regular hours and from 3-5 p.m.
- North Division High School, 1101 W. Center Street
- Obama High School, 5025 N. Sherman Blvd.
- South Division High School, 1515 W. Lapham Blvd.
More information on the program can be found on MPS’ website.