The North Beach School District and the Green Lantern Lunch Program have announced they have partnered to ensure lunches for students nad youth are available.
For the past five years, the Green Lantern Lunch Program has been used by residents along the coast to fill the gap in school-provided meals during the summer months and other school breaks.
The school district states that the COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the importance of school feeding programs and leaders of both organizations realized they needed to pull together like never before to ensure healthy lunches all summer long.
NBSD Superintendent Andrew Kelly tells KXRO that he has offered to provide space in the North Beach High School, which has been empty since March 13 when Governor Inslee’s Stay Home/Stay Safe directive took effect.
Green Lantern will partner with the district’s culinary arts program to provide summer lunches beginning on Monday, June 22 nd through Monday, August 31 st .
North Beach Culinary Arts Teacher Chef Shawn will work with other district staff, Green Lantern volunteers, and even North Beach Culinary Arts students to ensure that all kids receive two meals a day, Monday through Friday.
Shaughnessy and Kelly say that while they do not know exactly what the future holds in terms of federal flexibility and continued partnership, they both are 100 percent committed to working together to ensure that, in an uncertain time, food will not be one of the daily worries or stressors for “their” kids.
Specific questions about the summer food program delivery or requests to sign up can be directed to Chef Shawn at [email protected].
To support the Green Lantern Lunch Program through your donation or to volunteer please visit their web site at www.greenlanternlunches.org.