Township offers summer food option

Giants Bus Stop Café ready to help meet nutrition needs of children

Children in Wayne Township will have better access to nutritious food this summer, thanks to the Giants Bus Stop Café.

The Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township has converted two school buses that will take lunches to the district’s churches, apartment complexes, and even the Wayne Township Library. The children will receive healthy meals that they can eat inside the buses, which have been outfitted with tables.

Each bus will have enough space for 30 children to eat inside. Each bus also has a milk cooler. Meals will be served under an awning outside the bus, and then students will enter the bus to eat.

“I’m very pleased that the MSD of Wayne Township is able to participate in this federally funded program to provide an additional opportunity for our children to have healthy meals during the summer months when school is not in session,” said MSD of Wayne Township Superintendent Jeff Butts.

Stops for the bus include the Wayne Township Library, Mariwood Mobile Home Park, Cambridge Station Apartments, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, Mariners Village Apartments, and Carriage House Apartments.

“Our goal is to provide improved access for summer meals by having the mobile sites which can pull into the neighborhood and allow the children to have a healthy lunch and not have to sit outside,” said MSD of Wayne Township Food Services Director Sara Gasiorowski.

MSD Wayne’s Food Services Department has a total of 24 summer sites, including nine of the district’s elementary schools, where summer meals for children are provided. The district hopes to feed more than 2,000 students per day at these locations, which is less than 20% of the children who are eligible for free or reduced meals in Wayne Township.

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