Rhinelander begins school closure meal distribution
School District of Rhinelander children age 18 and under qualify for free breakfast and free lunch during the school closure. Through the USDA, schools are able to get reimbursed for the food they serve during this time. In Rhinelander, parents may drive up to the front of Rhinelander High School 7-9 a.m. or 3-5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays to pick up bagged food for children in their household. Staff will bring the food to the car – no one should leave their vehicles.
Three days of meals are given on the Monday pickups and two days of meals are given on the Thursday pickups.
Elsewhere in the Northwoods, school districts are stepping up to help families feed their children during the school closure.
Three Lakes School District is offering free meals during the school closure. Students on bus routes will receive home delivery, beginning at 10 a.m. daily. Non-bus students or students outside of the district can pick up meals at Three Lakes High School, Sugar Camp Elementary and Monico Short Stop each day from 11-11:20 a.m. All students regardless of income are welcome to participate. To sign up, call the district office, 715-546-3496.
Northland Pines School District is accepting registrations for the extended school closure meal program. One free breakfast and one free lunch per child, per day, ages 0-18 will be available for parking lot pickup at Land O’Lakes Elementary, St. Germain Elementary, Northland Pines Middle and High School, Conover Evangelical Free Church, the Sayner Public Library and the Dome. To register, call 715-479-6471.
Lakeland Union High School will provide breakfast and lunch meals to students with a need during the school closure. Meals for LUHS, STAR School and STAR Academy students will be available daily 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and will be distributed along the glass atrium to the commons. Students must have their student ID number ready and should stay in their vehicles.
Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary students can pick up a free lunch daily at the AV-W school front sidewalk, Faith Free Church or AV-W Town Hall 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch for Lac du Flambeau students will be available daily 9-11 a.m. at the Ojibwe Market. Visit avwshool.org to complete a form to request lunch.