August 13, 2018

As the 2018-19 school year kicks off for Indianapolis Public Schools, the final count on meals served to children during the summer break is in. The district served more than 54,000 free meals to children June 11 through July 27.

IPS Food Service staff served breakfast and lunch at 36 school and community locations, including stops by the Bus Stop Café. The food bus made daily stops at three community sites, serving more than 7,000 meals. This is an eight percent increase in food bus servings over the same time period last summer.

“Each summer our goal is to serve more children than the year before,” said IPS Food Service Director Dena Bond. “The fact that we saw an increase in the number of meals served by the food bus confirms the importance of finding alternative methods to reach more children out in the community.”