The Daviess County Public Schools district food services department is committed to providing nutritious, delicious meals for our students, serving approximately 6,000 breakfasts and 8,000 lunches each school day. In addition, the district also participates in the federal Summer Feeding Program, serving nearly 4,000 meals and snacks to youth age 18 and younger at 48 locations in Daviess County when school is not in session during the summer months.
Now DCPS is expanding its dedication even further, by becoming the first school district in the state of Kentucky to receive authorization to provide evening meals during the school year at sites that are not directly affiliated with the district. Meals are served at about 5 p.m. every Wednesday; a typical meal might include a sub sandwich, fruit, vegetable and milk.
Third Baptist Church and Ss. Joseph and Paul Catholic Church have qualified as program sponsors by offering homework assistance time as part of their Wednesday evening youth program. These churches also qualify as “at risk” sites because they are located in low-income neighborhoods.
In its first few weeks, the evening meal program has served about 200 children (age 18 and younger). Some of these children attend the church programs with parents/families; others live nearby and walk to the churches; and others are picked up by church vans or buses.
The Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP) supports the DCPS food services mission of ensuring that children have access to healthy meals that allow them to focus on learning with a goal of building a strong foundation for a positive future. Learn more about CACFP here: https://www.fns.usda.gov/cacfp/child-and-adult-care-food-program