Mustang Schools To End Summer Meal Program Effective July 9, 2020
(Mustang, Oklahoma – June 30, 2020) – Mustang Public Schools announced last week that their Summer Meals would be served on Monday, June 29 and Tuesday, June 30 due to the Fourth of July holiday. Today, they are announcing the end of the Summer Meal program with the last day of service being July 9, 2020.
“It is important to note that this is not in response to any one factor, and not due to COVID-19,” Assistant Superintendent of Operations Jason Pittenger said. “We have school starting on August 13, and this will allow us time to prepare for the upcoming school year, restock food, and deep clean facilities.”
“We are excited that we had the opportunity to offer this program and thank those that were able to participate,” Child Nutrition Director Tammy Bales said.
The District began offering meals at seven locations before expanding to walk-up and delivery services in March, but scaled back to three locations, walk-up and selected delivery sites during the Summer. “We have been proud to offer this service to our community, and will now turn our attention to the upcoming school year,” Superintendent Charles Bradley said. “We have been in contact with our partners at the Regional Food Bank [of Oklahoma] and are encouraging those who have participated with us to find a RFBO Meal site closest to them for additional assistance.”
To find a RFBO meal site near you, please visit rfbo.org/summermeals. Any child, up to the age of 18, is eligible to receive a free meal and snack each weekday. Out of an abundance of caution, the meals are provided in a grab-and-go fashion so children or their parents can safely pick up the meals and return home. For general food assistance, visit rfbo.org/get-help or call 405-972-1111.