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Summer Meals for Kids

Filed in Archive, District, District News by on July 6, 2020

The summer meal service will be once-a-week ONLY but will include five days’ worth of breakfast and lunch meals for each child. Meal pick-up will be on THURSDAYS from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning June 25 and will continue through September 3.

All families can participate in this program. Meals are free to all students whether a student receives free meals during the normal school year or not. All children ages 18 and under are able to get meals and all meals will meet USDA summer food service program nutrition requirements. We will do our best to meet any special dietary needs.

If you missed the summer meals signup in June, but need food support, please contact Allissa Eiser, aeiser@bethlehemschools.org

If you already signed up for summer meals please note the following:

  • Pickup is still at the Bethlehem High School, now on Thursdays only.
  • Those picking up meals should come to the Van Dyke Road entrance on the side of the school, near the cafeteria (not the main entrance). Please follow the entry route to keep pickup running smoothly. See map below.
  • To keep traffic disruption to a minimum, please note the following pick-up schedule:
    • WEEKLY ON THURSDAYS:
      • 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. – Last names beginning A-M
      • 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Last names beginning N-Z

Please stay in your vehicle and show your car/family ID # tag when you arrive to pick up. Once your meals bags are set out for you, please wait until the staff person leaves the area to get out of your vehicle to grab the bags off the table/cart. If you have a question for our staff and need to get within 6 feet of them, please wear a mask.

If you are signed up to pick up meals, please show up on the dates you signed up for. If you cannot make a pick up, please communicate via email or call 518-439-8885 and leave a message informing the Food Services Department of your situation. There will not be any reminder emails sent before future pickup dates. Families need to keep track of the dates they signed up for.

If families do not remember the dates they did/did not sign up for, they can email Food Services Director Allissa Eiser, aeiser@bethlehemschools.org. It is the department’s policy that if a family signs up for meals and doesn’t show up without contacting Food Services, the department cannot continue packing meals for that family until there has been additional communication. If a family communicates they will not be able to retrieve their weekly meals or have missed a pickup but still need meals, the meals will continue per the family’s request. Two-way communication is especially important so the Food Services Department can ensure meals are ready when families need them.

Thank you for your cooperation.

overhead image of BCHS showing where meal pickup will take place