Oct. 28,


Indianapolis Public Schools is proud to
serve healthy meals at no cost to our students – even when school is not in
session. During our two-week fall break, our friendly food service staff
provided nearly 5,000 meals to students at our open community sites!


Thanks to an extension of our
participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, IPS is able to offer
nutritious breakfast and lunch options to students year-round. We proudly serve
meals during summer, fall, spring and winter breaks – and even on inclement
weather days! Our recent service during fall break outpaced last year’s total
of 3,102 fall break meals.


“What is most exciting is the 63-percent
increase in the number of children we fed in our community,” said IPS Director
of Food Service Dena Bond. “Almost 5,000 children were served through
participation in programs sponsored by our schools and community groups, or by
simply walking in off of the street to receive a meal.” 


Questions regarding meal service can be
directed to the Food Service Department at 317.226.4772. A friendly and
knowledgeable staff member is available to speak with our families and
neighbors Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.