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‘We don’t want to see a kid go hungry’: Mon Schools announces summer feeding program

MORGANTOWN — Students who rely on school breakfast and lunch in Monongalia County won’t go hungry this summer.

Packaged meal boxes will be offered at several sites across the county, announced Brian Kiehl, who directs child nutrition programs for Monongalia County Schools.

The effort is a continuation of last summer’s inaugural effort at the height of the pandemic, he said. “We’re basically taking everything that worked from last year.”

Five-day meal boxes include five bowls of cereal and five cereal bars, he said, along with three Chef Boyardee variety packs and two pepperoni rolls.

A five-pack of vegetable juice boxes are also in that offering, plus orange juice and milk, in the half-gallon.

One-day packs feature a serving of whole fruit, a cookie pack and a whole grain chip bag in the Tostitos, Doritos or SunChips varieties.

The district is partnering with Pantry Plus More for the summer, Kiehl said. 

Five-day meal boxes will be provided Saturdays from May 29-Aug. 14 at Healthy Heights Mobile Home Park in Morgantown, Beulah Baptist Church at Wana and Pantry Plus More, in Westover.

Saturday times are 10:30 a.m. at Healthy Heights and 10 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church and Pantry Plus More.

The five-day packs will also be delivered at designated school bus stops June 14-17, as part of the district’s “Magic Cool Bus” promotion, Kiehl said. Slots must be reserved on the district’s website, he said, which is

Breakfast and lunch will be served to students taking part in Summer Avalanche programming July 6-29 across the school district, the director said.

Skyview Elementary is also serving hot lunch to any student interested, while offering to-go meals daily from noon-12:30 p.m., while supplies last.

For more information, call the Child Nutrition Office at 291-9210, Ext. 1521.

“We’ve tried to offer a little bit of everything,” Kiehl said. “And we sure don’t want to see any kid go hungry.”