For the first time, the Quakertown Community School District has instituted a free summer meal service for all children 18 and under. The service is scheduled to run from June 23 through Aug. 20.
Just like the district’s current meals program during the closure of buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, food pickup will be held at Quakertown Community High School’s Bus Drop-off Location. Food will be provided each Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On Tuesdays, each student will be provided with breakfast and lunch for two days. On Thursdays, each student will receive breakfast and lunch for three days.
St. Luke’s University Health Network will be supporting the district’s efforts, providing Community Supported Agriculture on Thursdays along with backpacks that contain non-perishable items for weekend meals and snacks.
Quakertown Borough’s Park and Recreation’s Camp in a Bag program will also be part of the Summer Food Service. They will include Healthy Kids, Bright Futures Educational Programing with take-home activities such as videos, online resources, “Get your Tail on the Trail” School Programing, gardening instruction with seed packets, dental day with handouts and coloring books.