April 6, 2018

The final count is in and Indianapolis Public Schools served more than 14,000 free meals during Fall, Winter and Spring reaks this school year. That is more than the district served in the 2016-17 school year. Nearly 7,000 meals were served over Spring break alone.

“The weather was particularly challenging for our Spring Break Meal service, so we are pleased that we were able to provide an average of nearly 700 meals each day to children, despite the weather,” said Food Service Director Dena Bond. “The growing numbers year over year show an important need that we are happy we can meet.”

IPS’ friendly Food Service staff served free breakfast and lunch at more than 20 locations from March 19 through March 30. The Bus Stop Café also hit the road, making stops at several community sites, including the Haughville and Irvington public library branches and the Stratford Apartment Complex. The food bus accounted for 20 percent of the total meals served.