BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Boardman Local School District held its final meal distribution for the summer on Monday.
Each child received a box of fresh produce and 10 meals for the week (five breakfasts and five lunches).
To date, Boardman has served more than 74,000 meals for families since the weekly food distribution began March 16.
It took the help of a great group of volunteers. The district has been proud of the effort to help the children.
“When we first started, we were all thumbs for a little bit, but now we have this well-oiled machine and it’s kinda sad that we’re done. But there’s no way to continue with the amount of heat that we have out here and being able to keep the food safe for the kids,” said Natalie Winkle, Boardman food service director.
District spokesperson Amy Radinovic said they also saw the number of people utilizing the program decrease over the last few weeks and decided to suspend it.
Radinovic said any family that still needs assistance can contact the school.
Schools are still waiting to hear guidelines for the fall, especially with regard to school lunches.