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BPUSD Expands Meal Services During Distance Learning

Baldwin Park Unified served 16,500 breakfasts, lunches and dinners during the start of the 2020-21 school year, with the District’s Nutrition Services expanding its capabilities to ensure all Baldwin Park children under the age of 18 are fed.

Meals are served from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays at designated schools where families can pick up meals for all students in the household at one site. Meal service is “Grab & Go” drive-through style, ensuring parents can remain in their cars and limit contact with others. Families receive five days’ worth of breakfasts, lunches and dinners, including a half-gallon of milk and juice.

When classes resumed on Aug. 17, Nutrition Services connected with families who expressed issues with transportation, leading to a partnership with the Transportation Department and the arrival of the District’s new home delivery system.

For the first day of deliveries on Sept. 8, Nutrition and Transportation staff loaded buses with food and produce, and bus drivers delivered to centralized bus stops where families picked up meals.

Select families are eligible for meal deliveries. For more information on home deliveries, contact Nutrition Services at 626.856.4224.

Meal distribution cards are required for BPUSD students, and name and birthdate are required for students not enrolled with the District. Students do not need to be present when parents collect meals.

“We are excited to be able to provide meals for our Baldwin Park Unified families during this crisis,” Director of Nutrition Services Rosa Estrella said. “The Department is stocking up to ensure that all sites have plenty of food to feed participating children.”

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BPUSD_MEALS: Baldwin Park Unified’s Nutrition and Transportation services delivered more than 165 meals for its first week of the new home delivery system on Sept. 8.