SAINT MICHAELS, ARIZONA (MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020) — St. Michael Indian School announced today their student ‘Meals To-Go’ program to begin Wednesday, March 18, 2020. In an effort to help combat childhood hunger concerns surrounding school closures, the school is working in conjunction with the Arizona Summer Food Service program to coordinate the free meals program for local community members of Saint Michaels.
The Meals To-Go program will feature one set of meals per child who are 18 and under (0-18 years of age). Meal distribution consists of one lunch meal the day of pickup and one breakfast meal for the following morning. Hours of pick up are 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday—no weekend pickup times. Children must be present to pick up meals, however meals will be distributed directly to the car. The program is expected to run March 18 until school resumes at SMIS (exception of April 10 and 13 when SMIS is closed for Holy Friday and Easter Monday) —with possible adjustments to the dates if there is a prolonged school closure.
“We recognize children in our community need to have healthy nutritious meals for optimal development,” explained Dot Teso, president of St. Michael Indian School. “Our food service program will be here to help prepare and serve up meals for our community children.”