Port Huron Schools Switches Up Free Meal Distribution

Port Huron, MI — It’s School Lunch Week nationwide. Also this week, Port Huron Schools has launched a change to their meal distribution plan. The district continues to provide lunches to all students whether they are learning virtually or in-person with the hybrid schedule. Parents are now able to pick up a whole week’s worth of food in one visit every Monday

Starting this week, meals were not sent home with students. The school district switched to parents picking up the lunches in order to provide a greater selection and allow uninterrupted instruction time at school. Both breakfast and lunch are provided and are available for all children ages 18 and younger.

Meals can be picked up on Mondays between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. and between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m. at both the Port Huron Northern High School and Port Huron High School Performing Arts Centers. Meals can be picked up by friends or family if parents don’t have a ride to the centers.

Michigan State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said, “The federal waivers have just been extended through the rest of the school year so children will not lack the essential nutrition to be healthy.” 

Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland