Niles Community Schools continue meal distribution during holidays

NOW: Niles Community Schools continue meal distribution during holidays

NILES, Mich. -- Niles Community Schools wants to make sure no child goes hungry during the holiday. The school district plans to feed local children throughout winter break through their ‘Holiday Break Meal program’

Niles Community School has given out over two hundred thousand meals to children throughout the Niles community since the pandemic began in March. They’ll continue to fill that need going into the holiday season. 

Starting next week Niles Community Schools will continue meal distributions with their Niles community Schools’ Holiday Break Meal Program. 

There are two pick-up days, Tuesday, Dec. 22, and Tuesday, Dec. 29. Location for both days includes either Niles High School or Ballard Elementary school from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Superintendent Dan Applegate said there is no need to sign up. 

“If you have children under 18, you don’t even have to have your children in your car, you just need to come up, you just need to say how many children you have and they will give them lunch and breakfast for seven days,” Applegate said. 

Each meal kit includes seven breakfasts and seven lunches for every child. 

Pickup dates/location:

December 22:  Niles High School (1441 Eagle Street, Niles, MI 49120) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. & Ballard Elementary (1601 Chicago Road, Niles, MI 49120) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

December 29: Niles High School (1441 Eagle Street, Niles, MI 49120) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. & Ballard Elementary (1601 Chicago Road, Niles, MI 49120) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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