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SFSP extended at Hancock Schools

HANCOCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the Summer Food Service Program through as late as Dec. 31, 2020, Superintendent Steve Patchin said in his weekly email update, but the program is contingent on available funding.

“The move allows schools to offer breakfast and lunch meals to all children at no charge this fall to minimize the challenges of meal service during a pandemic,” said Patchin. “It is important that you complete free and reduced lunch forms at this time.”

Forms are available at any office, but the quickest way is to go to www.lunchapp.com to fill out the form online, he said, adding, “funding for other programs is based on these forms, so please help us out.”

Further information includes:

• Starting Tuesday Sept.15, 2020, parents of remote students will be able to pick up breakfast and lunch for their children at home for the week.

• The school requests that parents email Shelby Turnquist at sturnquist@hancock.k12.mi.us with the parent’s phone number, children names and grades. Please let her know if you are doing virtual learning or home schooling.

• Pick up will be Tuesday from 4:00-5:15 at Barkell Elementary Schools at the loading dock.

• Parents will soon be able to go to SendMoneyToSchool.com and pre-sign up children for school lunch meals. Below you will find a link for a video to show you how to place in-school orders.

–Per-order only: https://youtu.be/B2GBXus4ePg.

• Parents will also use sendmoneytoschool.com to place virtual meals. This section of the program is so new that they don’t have a video on it. They will walk you through the steps.

Anyone with questions, please contact Shelby Turnquist at sturnquist@hancock.k12.mi.us.

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