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SCHOOL LUNCHES: QPS is making changes to the remote school lunch plan. What you need to know tonight on WGEM News at Five.

Posted by WGEM News - The Tri-States' News Leader on Friday, August 7, 2020

COVID-19 has affected all families differently, but QPS Officials say they've worked hard to make sure no matter the circumstances, every child gets a meal.

For parents like Kenny MacDonough, QPS Offering meals-to-go all summer has been a lifesaver.

"Financially, people are struggling. We can make sure all of our children are fed."

Kenny MacDonough | Quincy Parent

The QPS Food Service Director is confident she and her team have a safe plan in place.

"We had to develop new processes and procedures in order to you know meet recommendations and guidelines to feed kids safely."

Jean Kinder | Q.P.S. Food Service Director

Food Service Director, Jean Kinder, says she and her staff are ready to pivot at any moment to make sure every child gets a meal.

"We will pivot just like we've had before. My team moves very quickly. They're very dedicated. And so if we go remote then we will once again find out from families what they're wanting and what they're able to do."

Jean Kinder | Q.P.S. Food Service Director

Currently, QPS is feeding any child that comes to pick up lunch. But when school starts that will change depending on their in-person versus remote numbers.

"Once we have that information we'll be able to send out those surveys out to remote learners to say hey are you interested in meals? And then we can kind of develop more of what that looks like."

Jean Kinder | Q.P.S. Food Service Director

Kinder says with the high school's A-B schedule, they've prepared the lunchrooms for in-person lunches.

"Instead of having three lunch periods per day. We are having six lunch periods. Also well have half as many kids. So once again were able to socially distance kids in the cafeteria."

Jean Kinder | Q.P.S. Food Service Director

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Jayda Hill

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