NAMPA, Idaho — The Nampa School District's summer meal program is still going strong into the winter months, giving children ages 1 to 18 a hot meal to fill their bellies.
This federal program has provided meals to children throughout the city, which is especially important during this time of need.
Kathleen Tuck, Director of Communications for the Nampa School District, spoke with Idaho News 6 about how the program works during the pandemic. "We have a bus route that goes around to several stops and you can just show up at that bus stop and they'll just hand you some meals. We know there's kids out there who are not getting meals so we worry about them. "
Tuck says that the importance of this program not only benefits the kids who are in need but staff at the schools as well. "It's also important for us because we have a lot of nutrition service workers who need kids to serve meals to. So coming out and picking up a meal can not only feed your kid, but it can also help save a job."