School program providing breakfast, lunch for children in district

Meals being handed to an adult picking up food for children at the high school kitchen Tuesday morning.

School may not be in session, but breakfast and lunch for students is still available.

The Summer School Program through the Department of Health and Senior Services is being used to provide the meals. Dr. Karl Janson, school district superintendent, said the meals are available to any child under age 18 who lives within the school district’s boundaries.

The meal service started Monday with 84 meals provided. Tuesday over 300 meals were prepared and distributed. A lunch for the current day and breakfast for the next morning is given for each child.

Persons wishing to obtain meals for their children can call the high school kitchen, 962-3153, extension 390 or 406, or go to the school district’s website,, and enroll there.

Meals will be given out at the community safe room on the north side of Cabool High School and on the south side of Cabool Middle School between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Persons just need to drive up and wait, and the meals will be brought to your vehicle.

For those who are unable to come to a pickup location, the school district is making deliveries on bus routes using two vans.

  • The community’s boomerang backpack program that provides weekend meals for children in food insecure households is also continuing. To be a part of that program, contact elementary school counselor Joy Beeler at 962-3153.

1 Comment

  1. Anna on March 26, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    Is back pack program just for elementary

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