YUHSD To Offer Drive Thru Meals For Students
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Arizona school meal programs operate, and Yuma Union High School District is no exception.
For the new school year, the district will move from on site school lunch and breakfast programs to safer, drive-thru alternatives.
At least 40 percent of students in the district’s six high schools qualify for free breakfast and lunch, but since schools went online and busses stopped running, obtaining meals has become difficult.
Grace Pruit, the YUHSD Director of Student Nutrition says the district is doing all they can to encourage students to pick up their meals, but she expects to see a drop in participation because some students lack access to reliable transportation.
"With the drive thru, we have allowed for parent or guardian pick up, as long as they have their student's ID, they can come to campus and pick up meals on behalf of their student," Pruit told KAWC.
She says how the district delivers meals may change in the coming months, but all students enrolled at YUHSD can receive meals at no cost.