Lindsay Young, a Kindergarten Instructional Assistant at Chamisa, and her children, Kohynn, left, a student at Chamisa, and Kyler, a student at Los Alamos Middle School, are ready to hand out lunches at Chamisa Elementary School. Photo Courtesy LAPS
Beginning Monday, March 30, Chartwells and Los Alamos Public Schools will begin serving free breakfast along with free lunch as part of the Free Emergency Meals program for any child 18 and under. Meals will be packaged together for one single distribution. Single pick up times are Monday through Friday from 11 am – 1 pm at Aspen Elementary, and 12 pm – 1 pm at Chamisa and Piñon Elementary Schools.
“We are expanding our program to meet the needs of our students and guarantee that no child goes hungry during this mandatory school closure,” said Laurence Peña, Director of Dining Services.
“Breakfast will be included with the lunch,” explained Asst. Supt. Jennifer Guy. “They will pick up lunch for the day and breakfast for the following day.”
Volunteers have been distributing free lunches since March 16. Since the program started, an average of 205 lunches have been handed out. Lindsay Young, a volunteer at Chamisa Elementary, had this to share:
“A mom shared with me today at pick-up, ‘It’s my daughter’s favorite time of the day- go on a walk to get her and her brother’s lunch!’ It was such a touching moment for me as a mother, staff member, and resident. I’m so thankful to be part of our Chamisa Community.”
Go to https://laschools.nutrislice.com for menu details.