Lexington-Richland School District Five is going above and beyond to combat hunger beyond the school day. The Student Nutrition Department is spearheading an after-school nutrition program, offering wholesome meals to students enrolled in the district’s after-school programs. This initiative, made possible through the sponsorship of the Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program, seeks to ensure that no child in the district goes hungry.
Kicking off in October and scheduled to run until June 1, this program is not just a temporary fix but a sustained effort to provide nutritional support throughout a significant part of the academic year. The district recognizes the importance of extending its reach beyond the classroom to foster a nourished and thriving student community.
Meals are on the menu Monday through Friday for students participating in after-school programs at various locations, including Harbison West Elementary School, Leaphart Elementary School, Seven Oaks Park, CrossRoads Intermediate School, and the YMCA Northwest location on Kennerly Road. This strategic approach aims to make nutritious meals accessible to as many students as possible.
The program takes an inclusive stance, ensuring that meals are provided to all children enrolled in after-school programs without any discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. The district is resolute in its commitment to breaking down barriers and making nutrition accessible to every student in need.
To facilitate open communication, parents and guardians are encouraged to reach out with any questions or concerns. The Department of Student Nutrition welcomes inquiries via email at email@example.com or by phone at 803-476-8154. This transparent communication channel underscores the district’s dedication to addressing the needs of the community promptly.
As the after-school nutrition program continues its mission to combat hunger, Lexington-Richland School District Five stands firm in its commitment to the holistic well-being of its students. The program exemplifies the district’s belief that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves access to nutritious meals for a brighter and healthier future.